Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Destination Murder (1950)


*** out of 5

"I'm not in the habit of having murder pinned on me."

For such a low budget film, this one is a lot more fun than it should be. Joyce MacKenzie as the daughter of a murdered man, doing the job she thinks the police aren't, tracking her father's killer by any means necessary, including feigning attraction to the gunman, and working as a cigarette girl for the nightclub owned by the men behind the job. Hurd Hatfield is the sly club-owner who Mackenzie.  bu the big unique highlight though is Albert Dekker as the bizarre assassin who speaks of himself in third person, and must have Moonlight Sonata playing on a player piano while he does his killings.  "Armitage wants to hear some music."

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