Murder on the Roof (1930)

55 mins | Melodrama, Mystery | 19 January 1930

Director:

George B. Seitz

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Joe Walker

Editor:

Robert Jahns

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Feb 1930
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Variety
29 Jan 1930
p. 21
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 January 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Corp.
6 February 1930
LP1056
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
5,400
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Joe Carozzo, the proprietor of the Corsair Nightclub, uses his establishment as a cover for secret dealings with the New York underworld. He commissions lawyer Anthony Sommers to acquire a stolen diamond from Larkin, an underworld figure; and during the course of a conference among the three men, Larkin is stabbed to death. Sommers, found in a drunken stupor, is arrested and convicted of manslaughter. Molly, a charming singer, is hired and soon takes the place of Marcia, a dancer, in Joe's eyes, though she is loved by Ted Palmer, son of a wealthy family. Molly, actually Sommers' daughter, encourages Joe's attentions to gain evidence against him. Marcia accuses her of murdering Carozzo, but Drinkwater, an undercover reporter who has witnessed the shooting, clears her, and she is reunited with ...

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Joe Carozzo, the proprietor of the Corsair Nightclub, uses his establishment as a cover for secret dealings with the New York underworld. He commissions lawyer Anthony Sommers to acquire a stolen diamond from Larkin, an underworld figure; and during the course of a conference among the three men, Larkin is stabbed to death. Sommers, found in a drunken stupor, is arrested and convicted of manslaughter. Molly, a charming singer, is hired and soon takes the place of Marcia, a dancer, in Joe's eyes, though she is loved by Ted Palmer, son of a wealthy family. Molly, actually Sommers' daughter, encourages Joe's attentions to gain evidence against him. Marcia accuses her of murdering Carozzo, but Drinkwater, an undercover reporter who has witnessed the shooting, clears her, and she is reunited with Ted.

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