A Night for Crime

Synopsis: A dark night in war time, with several black-outs, it's just a night for murder. Susan Cooper, a fast-talking girl reporter, doubles as amateur sleuth solving yet another mystery among Hollywood's famous.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Alexis Thurn-Taxis
Production: Producers Releasing Corporation
68 min



By order of the fourth interceptor

command work is leaving the air to

retrain when the blackout is over


How about letting me out a while okay

mr. Paulo but I wouldn't try driving

through the blackout

oh don't worry I'll be where I'm a half

- the street lights are off good night pop

- good night.

Oh is it I could answer that but it

would only lead to bloodshed Oh Lady.

Macbeth I do believe you do all your

calling in black houses how do you like


I raised it all by myself the biggest

publicity stunt since Munich couldn't

you arrange with the army to have a

- searchlight spell out motion picture

- associate Oh story in Technicolor well.

Come on in be careful not to break your

neck did you come from your office or

from the Basel it serves your right

Susan for being so glamorous that

gorgeous every time I look at your

things just go black elephants in the

back oh well now just a moment as long

as I'm in this position I might as well

take advantage of the situation and

propose to you the most beautiful the

most gorgeous they oughta ration that

soft stuff as well as sugar Susan Susan

will you.

Saved by the Bell hello what is the use

I thought you might be a little romantic

by candlelight but it might as well blow

it out oh yes just a minute yes for you

it's from the studio who is it who else

would it be but ham heart he might hear


oh come he knew I was here the mystery

has only been calling you here for the

last seven years

hello get hard what's cooking mr. Hart

yeah that's all.

Bona Harrison didn't show up on the set

tonight make at locator in a long time

hope it's not just an ugly rumor Oh have

a hard heart

I mean mr. Hart listen it's tough enough

to have to write that stuff about it

without having to play bodyguard to well

health course if you put it that way mr.


but it'll go on the expense account okay

mr. Hart yes I will mr. Hart

yes sir mr. Hart yes mr. Hart

no mr. Hart hey you better get some

fresh air what for

you actually said no to him for once so

you sure you well no I'm sick I got a

person named well at least we can do our

night clubbing on the studio expense

account you're not dragging me out to

look for Mona Harris and I'm afraid we

might find her but there might be

another blackout you mean there is

another blackout

well that's strange lights are going on

all over Hollywood you won the civilian

defense better get together hey maybe I

forgot to pay my rent

a ventriloquist say you've been

rehearsing with Charlie McCarty that was

the real thing Joe yeah it sounded like

- it came from across the hall maybe we

- better go see what it is.

Sounded like it came from there and

apartment it is well let's see what's

going on

well if it ain't my old friendship that

way just because I solved that swimming

pool murder for you Hoffman that doesn't

make us friends who said you solved it

district attorney remember I don't

remember nothing well I'm glad to hear

you admit it say how did you get on the

scene of the crime so fast or did you

commit it what happened why don't you

look around maybe it came to the wrong

house so you're in on this too

nobody go away do you know anything

about this did you say hey that girl is

dead oh you figured that out all by


and that phone is off the hook come on

start talking somebody done the man's a

genius that's what the chief told me

this morning don't change the subject

what happened here when the blackout was

over the lights suddenly went out again

- miss Cooper and I heard a scream we came

- in here and found Miss Smith just as you.

See her

what's my Smith got to do with it

nothing nothing at all Hoffman she just

happens to be the victim Smith so that

was her name I did I thought the name

sounded familiar Hoffman you may need

mr. Powell I can saw

this without any help from you but you

can't go not yet I gotta ask some

questions now here's how I got it

figured see she was in here getting

ready to go out somebody snuck in and

tried to run she tried to call the

police they got scared murdered it's an

open-and-shut case

yeah descent all you have to do is prove

it I'll prove it don't worry.

Brit call headquarters and tell him to

send over some help okay get back to

your switchboard and as for you you

bully your apartment and stay there

until I call you

don't look now but we're being shadowed

don't tell me it's the gorilla all cut

out the wisecracks you two maybe you

don't realize it but you're in a jam hmm

this is beginning to make sense this is

going to be good hmm

why did you do it why did I - why you

can't squirm out of it playing innocent

you lured the poor kid in here and got

into a fight then you - strangled and

drug it across the hall it's an

open-and-shut case well you are method

one thing Hoffmann you forgot to say

that we caught you so you could get here

while the body was still warm I'll

figure that out too and when I do it'll

mean the hot seat come on Susan where do

you think you're going we're going out

and paint the town red and then we're

going to sign a confession you can't do

that you don't want a confession

any confession obtained under the

influence of alcohol ain't legal why

quibble well come on Susan let's go see

you again I'm afraid.

Oh Frederick yes sir

as for the Harrison bin here tonight I'm

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Arthur St. Claire

Arthur Frederic St. Claire Evens (born July 20, 1899, New York, died October 18, 1950, Los Angeles, age 51) was a screenwriter who wrote the script for the Frank Buck adventure thriller Tiger Fangs. more…

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