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Crime by Night

1944 1h 12m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 67% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A private eye (Jerome Cowan) and his secretary (Jane Wyman) probe a murder and find an international spy (Faye Emerson). Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Snappy crime drama. Rated: B Sep 8, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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paul d William Clemens' Crime by Night is a little gem of a movie. Jerome Cowan and Jane Wyman are a great team of sleuths, their chemistry and riffs on each other reminded me of William Powell and Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey. As good as Wyman is in this film, she is overshadowed by an omnipotent Jerome Cowan, whose private detective combines serious work with a sly smile and a mild, mocking cynicism that spares no one. The film is a breezy whodunit with an intricate plot, a fast pace and a fine supporting cast. One interesting note is the attire. Despite being filmed in the middle of WW2, the three lead female characters were dressed in stunning fashions, at every moment. Could it be that citizens beleaguered by the war found solace in glamour on the silver screen ? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun, light noir caper Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute little comic mystery with Jane Wyman and Jerome Cowan enjoying a zippy chemistry. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A private eye (Jerome Cowan) and his secretary (Jane Wyman) probe a murder and find an international spy (Faye Emerson).
Director
William Clemens
Producer
William Jacobs
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 12m