Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In 1940s Los Angeles, when womanizing composer Keith Vincent is found dead, the inquest concludes it was a suicide but police detective Joe Warne isn't so sure.
First credited feature film role for Bern Hoffman.
Police Lt. Joe Warne:
I like that alibi. It's round, it's firm, it's fully packed. Only I don't buy it.
The exterior shot of the Pantages Theatre shows RKO's From This Day Forward (1946) on the marquee, which indeed was being shown there in June 1946 when Nocturne was filmed. However, in the close-up at the box-office, RKO's The Woman on the Beach (1947) is on the time schedule; the latter film was in production at the same time as Nocturne, but, due to unforeseen production delays, did not open at the Pantages until over a year later, in July 1947.
Mack Gray (as Mack Grey) is listed in the opening credits, but not in the end credits cast of characters.