The Murder Man

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The Murder Man is a 1935 American crime-drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Virginia Bruce, and Lionel Atwill, and directed by Tim Whelan. The picture was Tracy's first film in what would be a twenty-year career with MGM. Tracy plays an investigative... read more

The Murder Man is a 1935 American crime-drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Virginia Bruce, and Lionel Atwill, and directed by Tim Whelan. The picture was Tracy's first film in what would be a twenty-year career with MGM. Tracy plays an investigative reporter who specializes in murder cases. The film is notable as the feature film debut of James Stewart (who had previously appeared in a Shemp Howard comedy short called Art Trouble). Stewart has sixth billing as a reporter named Shorty.

Original Release

07/12/1935

US Release

07/12/1935

Cast

Spencer Tracy Steve Grey / Steven 'Steve' Grey
Virginia Bruce Mary Shannon
Lionel Atwill Captain Cole
Harvey Stephens Henry Mander
Robert Barrat Robins / Hal Robins - Newspaper Editor
James Stewart 'Shorty' / Shorty
William Collier Sr. 'Pop' Grey
Bobby Watson Carey Booth
William Demarest 'Red' Maguire
John Sheehan Sweeney
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tim Whelan

Writers

Tim Whelan, John C. Higgins, Guy Bolton, Herman J. Mankiewicz

Cast

Spencer Tracy Steve Grey / Steven 'Steve' Grey
Virginia Bruce Mary Shannon
Lionel Atwill Captain Cole
Harvey Stephens Henry Mander
Robert Barrat Robins / Hal Robins - Newspaper Editor
James Stewart 'Shorty' / Shorty
William Collier Sr. 'Pop' Grey
Bobby Watson Carey Booth
William Demarest 'Red' Maguire
John Sheehan Sweeney
Lucien Littlefield Peter J. Rafferty / Rafferty
George Chandler Sol Hertzberger
Fuzzy Knight 'Buck' Hawkins
Louise Henry Lillian Hopper
Robert Warwick Colville
Joe Irving Tony
Lita Chevret Clara - Robins' Secretary
Stanley Andrews Police Commissioner
Irving Bacon Merry-Go-Round Operator
William Bailey Welch - Police Photographer

Producers

Harry Rapf Producer

Editors

James E. Newcom

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