Murder Is My Beat
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Mr. Dean's body is found face down in the fireplace, his features burned beyond recognition. Detectives Patrick (Paul Langton) and Rawley (Robert Shayne) arrest nightclub-singer Eden Lane (Barbara Payton) and she is convicted of the crime. On the way to prison, Eden sees a man through the train window, identifying him as the murderer, and Patrick and Eden jump from the train to search for the man. In a series of plot twists, the murderer is found, and Eden and Patrick are reunited. Directer Edgar G. Ulmer uses flashbacks and elliptical editing to good effect, but the film lacks any strong… More

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"Most of its expressionist-tinged visual flourishes are withheld until the very end, with a final twist that's legitimately thrilling."
‑ Violet Lucca, Slant Magazine
"Visually superb cross between the whodunit and the film noir crime thriller."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Edgar G. Ulmer was Poverty Row's poet laureate of despair."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Packs some punch."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
""Murder is my Beat" is not one of your better films of the film noir genre. But, this black & white thriller directed by Edgar G. Ulmer has enough going for it to permit a recommendation."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
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