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Music and murder make initially unsteady but ultimately entertaining companions in Mitchell Leisen’s Murder at the Vanities, one of the last of the pre-Code films to take advantage of laxer control over costumes and content.



Murder at the Vanities (1934)



Released: 18 May 1934
Rated: Passed
Runtime: 89 min




Director: Mitchell Leisen
Genre: Music, Mystery, Romance



Cast: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie
Writer(s): Carey Wilson, Joseph Gollomb, Earl Carroll



Plot: A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies, investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities, allows the music revue to continue during the investigation.



IMDB rating: 6.5
MetaScore: N/A





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Studio: Paramount
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My copy arrived a few days ago and I can't wait...! I want to really sit and enjoy it so I'm clearing space in an evening for it! Kitty Carlisle and Duke Ellington in one film? Unmissable!
 

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Matt,

Is this the type of movie I can watch during our Noirvember Challenge?
I wouldn't call it a film noir. Though there are two murders, the sinister vibe is missing from the entire tone of the movie. A lot of it is played for laughs between the musical numbers and the murder investigations.
 

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