Who Done It?

Synopsis: Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Director(s): Erle C. Kenton
Production: Universal
  1 nomination.
77 min

Well, what's the verdict,

Doctor? I don't like it.

You have to watch

that heart of yours.

What are you trying to do, scare me?

Colonel, you are working too hard.

Well, if you've got to go, you

might as well go in the harness.

You are listening to

America on the Air,

presented from coast to

coast in the United States,

and by shortwave

around the world.

And now, for tonight's odd facts

concerning the commerce of this hemisphere.

In a single year, the amount of coffee

imported into the United States...

would be sufficient to form

a tower 8,264 feet in height,

with a base diameter

of 20 feet by...

Very interesting,

that announcement.

Very. But you are not certain yet.

Not yet, Doctor. Not until

I find out what these mean.

But as soon as I do...

You sent for me, Colonel? Yes, Miss Little.

Send Heller

in here, please.

Will I see you tonight at the

broadcast, Doctor? I'll be there.

Colonel Andrews, for ten weeks I've

been writing Murder at Midnight,

one of your best shows... The

Crossley rating doesn't agree, Heller.

That's why I took

you off that program.

Is that why you took me

off three other big shows?

Or is it because Miss Little, your

producer, doesn't appreciate my writing?

Now, just a minute... I make

the decisions here, Heller.

I've decided that your

murders have no ingenuity.

I could take care of that. The way I

feel right now, I could devise a murder...

that would baffle

even Sherlock Holmes.

Maybe I can use that

on my present assignment:

The Romance

of Rita and Rob.

A soap opera.

Yes? Send him in.

Mr. Turner's waiting, Colonel.

You're on, Mr. Turner. Thanks.

So, you're the new staff writer

for Murder at Midnight.

That's what it says in the

contract. Congratulations.

I wrote that program for

some time. Oh, really?

Oh, I'm sorry. I hope I

didn't take... Oh, forget it.

One man's loss is another man's

gain. Lots of good luck to you.


Colonel Andrews?


It's nice to see you,

Mr. Turner.

You certainly don't look quite like what

I expected after reading your scripts.

I'm afraid all college professors

are a little disappointing.

Not when they bring

new ideas to radio.

That's why I'm as enthusiastic

about your work as your producer.

Well, I guess I'll have

to thank both you and him.

Not him. Her.


Hello, Jimmy.

So you're the producer

of Murder at Midnight.!

Am I confused.

It serves you right.

If you'd write me a letter once in

a while, you'd find those things out.

If I'd write to you? What

about you writing to me?

Here we go again. It's

certainly one on me, Colonel.

Here I spend the best years of my life

advising this young lady against a career,

and I wind up

by working for her.


Wait a minute.

Are you responsible

for getting me this job?

Of course not.


All I did was ask

Colonel Andrews...

Is it her fault that I

considered your script the best...

of the hundreds I had to wade

through? So that's the way it is.

Well, I appreciate

this little conspiracy.

I'd like to thank you both. But I'd teach

school for the rest of my natural life...

rather than take

a handout from a woman.

Why don't you come up

to the broadcast tonight?

Please do, Jimmy. We're doing

the last of the current series,

"The Steel Chair

Murder Case. "

I'll hear the broadcast all right...

on a train, headed due north.

Mr. Turner.!

Must I remind you that I have

a contract for your services,

and I intend

to exercise it?

You'll get plenty of exercise

trying to find me.

May I ask you a question,

Colonel? Certainly.

What did I ever see in that stubborn,

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