Quiet Please, Murder

USA | 1942 | 70 minutes | John Larkin

February 16, 2018

Archival 35mm Print-Not on DVD!

George Sanders is a cunning forger who teams up with femme fatale Gail Patrick to swindle gullible art patrons. His ultimate coup, to steal and replicate a priceless Shakespeare folio, turns into a crazy hostage drama when the priceless artifact ends up as a needle in a haystack-hidden somewhere in the Los Angeles Public Library! This indescribably daffy and surprisingly racy rarity is an example of the 20th Century-Fox B-unit at its very best!

Noir City is presented by the Film Noir Foundation. 

  • Director: John Larkin
  • Principal Cast: George Sanders, Gail Patrick, Richard Denning
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1942
  • Running Time: 70 minutes
  • Producer: Ralph Dietrich
  • Screenplay: Lawrence G. Blochman, John Larkin
  • Cinematographers: Joseph MacDonald
  • Editors: Louis R. Loeffler
  • Music: Emil Newman
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox