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Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938)

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61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Gail Preston (Rita Hayworth), a band-singer with no shortage of enemies, is shot to death in the middle of her second song (dubbed by Gloria Franklin ---"The Greatest Attraction in the World"----and the first suspect, Mr. Owen (Dwight Frye...See moreGail Preston (Rita Hayworth), a band-singer with no shortage of enemies, is shot to death in the middle of her second song (dubbed by Gloria Franklin ---"The Greatest Attraction in the World"----and the first suspect, Mr. Owen (Dwight Frye), is cleared when he falls to his death. Police Inspector Tom Kellogg (Don Terry, and his bumbling assistant, Cliff Connally (Gene Morgan, then focus their attention on band-leader "Swing" Traynor (Robert Paige), and his jealous sweetheart,Ann BIshop (Wyn Cahoon),but also keep an eye on Frank Daniels (Marc Lawrence), Jules Stevens (Arthur Loft)and Charles Waverly (John Gallaudet). Written by Les Adams See less
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Robert E. Kent (screenplay) (as Robert Kent) | Henry Taylor (screenplay) | Fred Pedersen (story "Murder in Swingtime")
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Updated Feb 24, 1938

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Feb 24, 1938 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Don Terry
Tom Kellogg Tom Kellogg   See fewer
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Rita Hayworth
Gail Preston Gail Preston   See fewer
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Robert Paige
'Swing' Traynor 'Swing' Traynor   See fewer
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Wyn Cahoon
Ann Bishop Ann Bishop   See fewer
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Gene Morgan
Cliff Connolly Cliff Connolly   See fewer
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Marc Lawrence
Frank Daniels Frank Daniels   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Jules Stevens Jules Stevens   See fewer
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John Gallaudet
Charles Waverly Charles Waverly   See fewer
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John Graham Spacey
'Patsy' Fallon (as John Spacey) 'Patsy' Fallon (as John Spacey)   See fewer
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Mildred Gover
The Maid The Maid   See fewer
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Joseph Allen
Radio Technician (as Allen Brook) Radio Technician (as Allen Brook)   See fewer
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James P. Burtis
Headwaiter (as James Burtis) Headwaiter (as James Burtis)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Policeman (as Charles 'Chuck' Hamilton) Policeman (as Charles 'Chuck' Hamilton)   See fewer
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Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart
Elevator Operator (as Malcolm McTaggart) Elevator Operator (as Malcolm McTaggart)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Henchman Louis Henchman Louis   See fewer
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Dick Curtis
Henchman Mike Henchman Mike   See fewer
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E.L. Dale
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Hal Craig
Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited) Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nell Craig
Society Woman (uncredited) Society Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Dent
Bill, the Watchman (uncredited) Bill, the Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dilson
Mr. Curran (uncredited) Mr. Curran (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Egan
Radio Technician (uncredited) Radio Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Fisher
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gloria Franklin
Singing voice of Gail Preston (uncredited) Singing voice of Gail Preston (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dwight Frye
Mr. Owen (uncredited) Mr. Owen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Hamilton
Club Hat Check Girl (uncredited) Club Hat Check Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Hilliard
Club Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Club Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Lally
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph McCullough
The Marshal (uncredited) The Marshal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
Police Radio Announcer (uncredited) Police Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Sidney
Society Man (uncredited) Society Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 58 votes