Murder at the Vanities Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Murder at the Vanities

+The Earl Carroll Vanities, a popular Broadway revue of the 1930s and ’40s, is the setting for this murder mystery interspersed with an assortment of variety acts, including Duke Ellington performing “Ebony Rhapsody” and a novelty number called “Marijuana.” Victor McLaglen stars as Bill Murdock, a detective investigating a series of murders during the opening night of a new edition of the +Vanities. When private detective Sadie Evans (Gail Patrick) is found murdered, Murdock must investigate between musical numbers to find the killer. When Rita Rose (Gertrude Michael) next turns up dead, Murdock concludes young ingenue Ann Ware (Kitty Carlisle) is the next person marked for death. Murdock has to find the murderer before the ending of the show or else he or she could disappear in the departing crowd of theatergoers.

Release date: Jun 1, 1934
Production Company: MCA Universal Home Video
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Genre: Comedy,Drama,Musical & Performing Arts,Mystery & Suspense

Murder at the Vanities Caste and Crew
Director: Mitchell Leisen
writer: Carey Wilson,Sam Hellman
Carl Brisson,Victor McLaglen,Kitty Carlisle Hart,Jack Oakie,Dorothy Stickney,Gertrude Michael,Jessie Ralph,Charles B. Middleton,Gail Patrick,Donald Meek,Otto Hoffman,Charles McAvoy,Beryl Wallace,Barbara Fritchie,Toby Wing,Lona Andre,Colin Tapley,William Arnold,Cecil Weston,Hal Greene,Stanley Blystone,Betty Bethune,Ann Sheridan,Gwenllian Gill,Ernestine Anderson,Marion Callahan,Dorothy Dawes,Dorothy White,Ruth Hilliard,Constance Jordan,Evelyn Kelly,Leda Necova,Wanda Perry,Laurie Shevlin,Anya Taranda,Dave O’Brian,Teru Shimada