Edwin L Marin (1946)

PG Certificate


Our Score
When a wealthy, cold-blooded composer is shot, the verdict is suicide. However, detective George Raft sets out to investigate further and comes to suspect glamorous starlet Lynn Bari of killing him. This glossy film noir, slickly directed by Edwin L Marin, offers an appealing performance from Raft in cultivated good-guy mode; it also features a catch of well-played red herrings, led by Virginia Huston, Joseph Pevney (who later turned to direction) and Diana Dors-lookalike Myrna Dell. As for the nocturne of the title, composed by Leigh Harline, it's rather good and features heavily in the plot.


A composer's death is officially judged a suicide, but a police detective is convinced of foul play. He discovers the deceased was a notorious ladies' man, so investigates the various women he had wronged and who may have cause to seek revenge - but his obsession with the case angers his superiors on the force. Mystery, starring George Raft and Lynn Bari.

Cast & Crew

Lt Joe Warne George Raft
Frances Ransom Lynn Bari
Carol Page Virginia Huston
Ned `Fingers' Ford Joseph Pevney
Susan Flanders Myrna Dell
Keith Vincent Edward Ashley
Lt Halberson Walter Sande
Mrs Warne Mabel Paige
Director Edwin L Marin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and white