Grief Street (1931)

64-65 mins | Mystery | 1 October 1931

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HISTORY

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 Oct 31
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Nov 31
p. 11.
Motion Picture Herald
24 Oct 31
p. 34.
Variety
13 Oct 31
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Grief Street, A Story of Broadway
Release Date:
1 October 1931
Physical Properties:
Sound
R.C.A. Photophone Inc.
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64-65
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

An actor is found strangled in his dressing room after the performance of a play. The doorman insists that no one came through the door of the dressing room and, as the window is barred, the police do not know how the murderer entered the room. Reporter Jim Ryan becomes interested in the case. He meets Jean Royce, who shows him a note she received warning her that the actor was going to be killed. At one time, Jean confesses, she had been in love with the actor. Later, Jean receives a second note warning her that Jim will be killed. Before she has a chance to telephone him, she is shot. Jim solves the murder when he proves that the stage manager, who had been in love with Jean, poisoned the actor. The manager is arrested and Jim and Jean are free to fall in ... +


An actor is found strangled in his dressing room after the performance of a play. The doorman insists that no one came through the door of the dressing room and, as the window is barred, the police do not know how the murderer entered the room. Reporter Jim Ryan becomes interested in the case. He meets Jean Royce, who shows him a note she received warning her that the actor was going to be killed. At one time, Jean confesses, she had been in love with the actor. Later, Jean receives a second note warning her that Jim will be killed. Before she has a chance to telephone him, she is shot. Jim solves the murder when he proves that the stage manager, who had been in love with Jean, poisoned the actor. The manager is arrested and Jim and Jean are free to fall in love. +

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Sub-genre:
Newspaper, Show business


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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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