Susan Hart, assistant to private detective Russ Ashton, is given a camera concealed in a hat box and assigned to take a picture of a woman. A gun is accidentally hidden in the box and the woman is killed.
Hat Box Mystery ★★ 1947 A detective's secretary is tricked into shooting a woman and private eyeNeal is determined to save her from prison. Although not outstanding, it's worth seeing as perhaps the shortest detective film (a mere 44 min.) to ever make it as a feature. 44m/ B VHS, DVD.
A list of films produced or released by the American distributor Lippert Pictures.Founded by Robert Lippert in 1945, the company's initial releases were often known as Screen Guild Productions.
In 1947, she had a recurring role in back-to-back films centered on a detective character, Russ Ashton (played by Tom Neal): The Hat-box Mystery and The Case of the Baby Sitter. While a series based on the character might have been planned, these were the only two films produced about the character by Screen Art Pictures.
Summaries Susan Hart, assistant to private detective Russ Ashton, is given a camera concealed in a hat box and assigned to take a picture of a woman. A gun is accidentally hidden in the box and the woman is killed.
Stevens claims he needs evidence to sue his wife for divorce, and gives Susie a hat box equipped with a camera. The following morning, Susie follows Stevens' instructions and inadvertently shoots and wounds Marie, then is arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
May 08, 2012 · THE HAT BOX MYSTERY. Screen Art Pictures, 1947. Tom Neal, Pamela Blake, Allen Jenkins, Virginia Sale. Director: Lambert Hillyer. There are a few remarkable things about this 45 minute movie, and the first is that it is a 45 minute movie, obviously the quick second half of a double feature on a Saturday matinee.
William Harris Ruhl (October 25, 1901 – March 12, 1956) was an American character actor of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s.. Born on October 25, 1901 in Colfax, Washington, Ruhl entered films in the small role of a shopper in 1934's The Man Who Reclaimed His Head, starring Claude Rains and Joan Bennett.
History. In 1944, Anthony E. Pratt, an English musician, applied for a patent of his invention of a murder/mystery-themed game, originally named Murder! Shortly thereafter, Pratt and his wife, Elva Pratt (1913–1990), who had helped design the game, presented it to Waddingtons' executive Norman Watson, who immediately purchased it and provided its trademark name of Cluedo (a play on "clue ...
Oct 01, 2018 · "The hat box mystery" 1947 mystery movie starring Tom Neal (whose big role was in the film detour) is a fun little crime mystery movie that was probably a failed television pilot. Typical 1940's detective spends most of his time getting his secretary out of trouble while trying to solve the crime.
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