J. A. Torrontegui | Spain | 07/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you love 30's Poverty Row ultra-cheap films and 'whodunit'-s, you can't go wrong with this one.
Of course it's become public domain and is released with an atrocious looking image transfer, but what can you expect for the price and the source.
If you're a fan of either the times or the genre I think you won't regret it, it's still quite entertainning and fun.
Deadly extra-curricular activities
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 02/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"MURDER ON THE CAMPUS is a typical 1930s whodunit, one that encourages the viewer to unravel its not-so-obscure mystery.
In this story, co-ed by day, nightclub chanteuse by night Lillian Voyne is accused of a series of homicides that occur on college property. Her beaux, newspaper reporter Bill Bartlett is determined to prove Lillian's innocence and apprehend the actual killer.
ALPHA VIDEO is a provider of vintage programming that's often unavailable elsewhere. Their prices are fair, but so is transfer quality of some of their offerings. None have undergone restoration, yet this product's rareness and an honest price make it a worthwhile purchase.
Also from ALPHA:
In THE HEADLINE WOMAN (1935), the daughter of a newspaper publisher is accused of murder. A reporter who goes into hiding with the girl in order to get an interview instead falls in love then works to prove her innocence.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(6.0) Murder on the Campus (1933) - Charles Starrett/Shirley Grey/J. Farrell MacDonald/Ruth Hall/Dewey Robinson/Maurice Black/Edward Van Sloane
RICHARD THORPE also directed the Elvis films JAILHOUSE ROCK (1957) and FUN IN ACAPULCO (1963).
CHARLES STARRETT (Bill) was in 115 westerns and starred in the "Durango Kid" movie series.
SHIRLEY GREY (Lillian) is best remembered for co-starring with Bela Lugosi in THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE (1935).
Character actor J. FARRELL MACDONALD (Capt. Ed Kyne) appeared in over 300 movies, many of which are quite famous.
Filmed on a Universal Studios backlot by Poverty Row's Chesterfield Corp."