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Murder in the Museum
Murder in the Museum
Actors: Phyllis Barrington, Lynton Brent, Steve Clemente, Sam Flint, Joseph W. Girard
Director: Melville Shyer
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
NR     2005     1hr 4min

Sphere Museum is the home for a sleazy and bizarre collection of human freaks, sexy dancing girls and unnatural oddities. Hidden in the dark backstreets of a large metropolis, the sideshow caters to those who are looking f...  more »


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Actors: Phyllis Barrington, Lynton Brent, Steve Clemente, Sam Flint, Joseph W. Girard
Director: Melville Shyer
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 4min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Matt B. from GETZVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 3/6/2012...
Tagline: Sinister Sideshow of Death

Please, boss, donít make me watch another lame Thirties B-movie mystery. I canít handle the high society settings of mansions, golf courses and night clubs. I canít endure the debonair amateur detective, his plucky hard-to-get love interest, the oily crooks, the pompous businessmen, the pearl-clutching society matrons. No more Irish cops with twinkle in their eye! I know theyíre only an hour long but a man can take only so much!

Any movie fan that has thought this will like Murder in the Museum at least for the setting: a run-down side show in the gritty part of town. Instead of the tedious society types, the suspects in the shooting death of a blue-nose city councilman are an armless painter, a former Mexican follower of Pancho Villa and now a knife-thrower, and a former philosophy prof turned magician. They balance out the pompous police commissioner, the hard-boiled reporter on the crime beat, and the simpering curly-topped love interest. Other plusses are Pre-code shimmy dancers and a bad attitude about authority.

The total absence of music is a weak point. Itís weird to watch hoochie coochie dancers pursue their art to utter silence. Also, I think music would have added to the carefully choreographed action scenes, especially the rocking gun play in the climax. On account of the distinctive setting and characters, a good one for weary movie fans who are needing a change.