The Preview Murder Mystery 86 years old

SCREEN STAR MURDERED! All Hollywood Thrown in an Uproar!

The Preview Murder Mystery

The star of "Song of the Toreador" receives threatening messages that he will not survive the preview screening of the film. The studio publicist works with the Director, the Producer and the police, to discover who is behind the threats.

Credits

The Preview Murder Mystery Cast

Name Character
Reginald Denny He was 44, 75 years old when he died as Johnny Morgan
Claude Stroud He was 28, 78 years old when he died as Monk Gibbons
John George He was 38, 70 years old when he died as The Gnome (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas He was 65, 69 years old when he died as Director
Chester Conklin He was 50, 85 years old when he died as Comedian
Bobby Barber He was 41, 81 years old when he died as Prop Man
Frances Drake She was 23, 87 years old when she died as Peggy Madison
Estelle Etterre She was 36, 96 years old when she died as Hewitt's Secretary
Craig Reynolds He was 17, 3 years old when he died as Actor
Monte Vandergrift as Watchman
Torben Meyer He was 51, 90 years old when he died as Smith's Butler
George Barbier He was 71, 67 years old when he died as Jerome Hewitt
Colin Tapley He was 28, 88 years old when he died as Studio Manager
Matty Fain He was 30, 66 years old when he died as Reporter
Thomas E. Jackson He was 49, 81 years old when he died as Detective McKane
Ian Keith He was 37, 61 years old when he died as E. Gordon Smith
Gail Patrick She was 24, 69 years old when she died as Claire Woodward Smith
Hank Mann He was 47, 83 years old when he died as Comedian
William Bailey He was 49, 76 years old when he died as Studio Commissary Chief
Eddie Dunn He was 20, 64 years old when he died as Tub Wilson - Reporter
Henry Brandon He was 23, 78 years old when he died as The Bat Man
Dick Rush He was 52, 72 years old when he died as Detective
Lester Dorr He was 42, 87 years old when he died as Reporter
Rod La Rocque He was 37, 70 years old when he died as Neil DuBeck
Sidney Bracey He was 58, 64 years old when he died as DuBeck's Valet
Bryant Washburn He was 46, 74 years old when he died as Karl Jennings
Chuck Hamilton He was 2, 39 years old when he died as Policeman
Edward Hearn He was 47, 74 years old when he died as Officer
Conway Tearle He was 57, 61 years old when he died as Edwin Strange
Jack Raymond He was 50, 67 years old when he died as George Tyson
Larry Wheat He was 59, 86 years old when he died as Supervisor
Jack Mulhall He was 48, 91 years old when he died as Jack Rawlins
Franklin Parker He was 33, 59 years old when he died as Cutter
Phillips Smalley He was 70, 73 years old when he died as Ben - Hewitt's Legal Advisor
Lee Shumway He was 51, 74 years old when he died as Chief of Police
Frances Morris She was 27, 95 years old when she died as Script Girl
Spencer Charters He was 60, 67 years old when he died as Watchman
Jack Norton He was 53, 76 years old when he died as Comedy Director
Franklyn Farnum He was 57, 83 years old when he died as James Deley
Nell Craig She was 44, 73 years old when she died as Woman in Preview Audience
George Barton as Technician
Bob Card as Cowboy
Ralph Rainger He was 34, 41 years old when he died as Himself - at Preview
Charles Ruggles He was 47, 81 years old when he died as Cameo Appearance as Himself at Preview

The Preview Murder Mystery Crew

Name Department
John Cope as Sound Recordist. He was 32 (51) years old when He died Sound
Karl Struss as Director of Photography. He was 49 (95) years old when He died Camera
James Smith as Editor. He was 43 (83) years old when He died Editing
Brian Marlow as Screenplay. Writing
Robert Florey as Director. He was 35 (78) years old when He died Directing
Robert Yost as Director. Directing
Garnett Weston as Story. He was 45 (90) years old when He died Writing
Harold Hurley as Producer. He was 5 (now 91) years old Production
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The Preview Murder Mystery (86 years)

SCREEN STAR MURDERED! All Hollywood Thrown in an Uproar!

  • Release day: Friday, February 28, 1936
  • Runtime: 60 minutes