Murder Is My Business (1946)

Passed   |    |  Action, Adventure, Crime


Murder Is My Business (1946) Poster

Private eye tries to find a killer.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

6.2/10
35

Photos

  • Murder Is My Business (1946)
  • Cheryl Walker in Murder Is My Business (1946)
  • Murder Is My Business (1946)
  • Hugh Beaumont in Murder Is My Business (1946)
  • Carol Andrews, Hugh Beaumont, and Lyle Talbot in Murder Is My Business (1946)
  • Hugh Beaumont, Lyle Talbot, and Cheryl Walker in Murder Is My Business (1946)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


8 March 2019 | boblipton
6
| It Doesn't Sound Like A Longterm Job
Hugh Beaumont is Mike Shayne in this well-written B mystery. After detective Ralph Dunn denounces him on the radio as someone with underworld connections, Helene Heigh contacts him. She's been getting threatening letters, and her husband and stepchildren hate her. As Beaumont leaves, her husband, Pierre Watkin, asks him to arrange for a faked robbery at his home. Beaumont turns him down angrily. Then Miss Heigh and a burglar turn up dead, and Beaumont is being framed for accessory.

Brett Halliday's detective had been used in a series of Fox B movies starring Lloyd Nolan. That series had been inactive for several years, and its reactivation at PRC had some changes, including a more violent, occasionally film noir attitude., following Dick Powell's jump-start role in MURDER, MY SWEET. Beaumont doesn't talk like the low-rent 'tec that Nolan was, and he gets hit a lot more -- and has a glass jaw. The mystery is nicely complicated, with a lot of threads to be teased out.

Beaumont spent many years in Hollywood, doing a lot of narrating work, and appearing in more than 80 movies, most of them in uncredited bits. He went straight from one of them to his career-defining role as Ward Cleaver in LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. He gave up acting to be a minister in the mid-1960s, and died in 1982, aged 73.

More Like This

  • Blonde for a Day

    Blonde for a Day

  • Too Many Winners

    Too Many Winners

  • Larceny in Her Heart

    Larceny in Her Heart

  • Three on a Ticket

    Three on a Ticket

  • Dressed to Kill

    Dressed to Kill

  • Michael Shayne: Private Detective

    Michael Shayne: Private Detective

  • Blue, White and Perfect

    Blue, White and Perfect

  • Time to Kill

    Time to Kill

  • 13 Hours by Air

    13 Hours by Air

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Action | Adventure | Crime | Mystery | Romance

Details

Release Date:

7 March 1946

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Are You a Sansa or a Cersei?

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 has finally premiered, so in celebration we take to the streets to see which characters fans relate to the most.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com