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The Hat Box Mystery (1947)

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Short | 44 min | Short, Action, Comedy

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. Susan is charged with murder, but ...See moreSusan 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. Susan is charged with murder, but Russ and his less-than-useful associate, Harvard, get on the case and prove that the fatal shot was fired by the killer from across the street. Written by Les Adams See less
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Carl K. Hittleman (screenplay) (story) | Don Martin (screenplay) | Maury Nunes (story)
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Updated Jun 12, 1947

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Jun 12, 1947 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Tom Neal
Russ Ashton Russ Ashton   See fewer
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Pamela Blake
Susan Hart Susan Hart   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
'Harvard' 'Harvard'   See fewer
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Virginia Sale
Veronica Hoopler Veronica Hoopler   See fewer
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Leonard Penn
Stevens Stevens   See fewer
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Olga Andre
Marie Moreland Marie Moreland   See fewer
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Tom Kennedy
Police Officer Murphy Police Officer Murphy   See fewer
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Al Hill
Flint Flint   See fewer
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Edward Keane
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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Bob Nunes
Witness Witness   See fewer
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Jack Cheatham
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Telephone Re-Connect Man (uncredited) Telephone Re-Connect Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Ruhl
Blackmailer (uncredited) Blackmailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 93 votes