MURDER AT DAWN (1932)
Article #375 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 3-25-2002
Posting date: 8-18-2002
A scientist responsible for creating a new source of energy is kidnapped for his formula.
What we have here is another old dark house movie with slight science fiction elements, fairly common for this period. Some of these can be fun, but this one is crowded with too many characters that never really sort themselves out, and a plot that is muddled and annoying. If the comic relief was funny, it might salvage the movie, but alas, it doesn’t even work on that level. This one reminds us that some forgotten horrors have been forgotten for very good reasons.