A Shriek in the Night (1933)
A Shriek in the Night
Comedy / Mystery
Directed by Albert Ray
Cast: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot and Harvey Clark
Rival newspaper reporters Pat Morgan and Ted Kord find themselves unraveling the mystery behind the death of a millionaire philanthropist who fell from his penthouse balcony. When it is discovered that the plunge was not an accident, the building's residents come under suspicion. Soon, the body count begins to mount as three more murders occur by strangulation. Very well written dialogue between the two journalists are very wit and cleverly written. They constantly try to trump each other, which results in scenes that are both funny and emotional. The supportive characters are very enchanting as well, particularly the hysterical housemaid and the overly shy police-assistant Wilfred.
Actors: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot