The Murder Man

The Murder Man

Spencer Tracy
Director: Tim Whelan Sr. Cast: Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
, Virginia Bruce
Virginia Bruce
, Lionel Atwill
Lionel Atwill
Tim Whelan Sr.

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)



Spencer Tracy plays a hard-driving newsman with a special instinct for solving sensational murders before the police can. This earns him the grudging respect of his peers, but his editor always puts him in his place. Tracy spends most of his time solving cases and almost never sleeps at home. This worries his lovely colleague Virginia Bruce who secretly loves him and wants him to settle down. Trouble comes after Tracy's estranged wife commits suicide and con-artists destroy the life of Tracy's dad. Vengefully, Tracy begins plotting the perfect murder of these larcenous crooks. This was Tracy's first film for MGM. He would remain with the studio for the next twenty years. Murder Man also marks the debut of Jimmy Stewart who appears as a cub reporter jokingly named "Shorty."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2015
UPC: 0888574142575
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:09:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Steve Gray
Virginia Bruce Mary Shannon
Lionel Atwill Capt. Cole
Harvey Stephens Henry Mander
Robert H. Barrat Robins
James Stewart Shorty
William Collier Pop Gray
Bobby Watson Carey Booth
William Demarest Red Maquire
John Sheehan Maxie Sweeney, the Detective
Lucien Littlefield Rafferty
Fuzzy Knight Buck Hawkins, the Reporter
Robert Warwick Coleville
Stanley Andrews Police Commissioner
Irving Bacon Merry-Go-Round Man
William Norton Bailey Welch, the Police Photographer
Francis X. Bushman Pendleton
George Chandler Sol Hertzberger
Jack Cheatham Actor
Charles "Heinie" Conklin Warden's Secretary
Charles Delaney Cop
John Dilson Meltzer, the City Editor
Robert W. Frazer Doctor
George Guhl Miller, Cop at Apartment
Louise Henry Lillian Hopper
Frank Mayo Bit
Bob Murphy Actor
Frank O'Connor Reporter
Reginald Pasch Third Mate
James Pierce Sing Sing Guard
Cyril Ring Court Officer
Jeanie Roberts Mabel
Matty Roubert Newsboy
Larry Steers Investor
Ben Taggart Dave, the Sing Sing Guard
Charles Trowbridge Actor
Harry Tyler Doc Warren
Theodore Von Eltz James Spencer Halford

Technical Credits
Tim Whelan Director,Screenwriter
William Axt Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
John C. Higgins Screenwriter
Eddie Imazu Art Director
James Newcom Editor
Harry Rapf Producer
Lester White Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

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