Key Witness

Key Witness

Director: David Ross Lederman Cast: Trudy Marshall, Jimmy Lloyd, Helen Mowery


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Key Witness

With a little extra effort, Columbia's Key Witness might have been a model B picture. John Beal plays inventor Milton Higby, whose treacherous ex-girlfriend is mysteriously murdered. As the number one suspect, Higby is in the doghouse witht he Law. Fortunately, it seems as though someone witnessed the crime; less fortunately, that someone has apparently disappeared from the face of the earth. Higby also tries to disappear by disguising himself as a bum, which only adds to his already mounting problems. So little critical attention was paid to Columbia's B product in the late 1940s that one reviewer labelled Key Witness costar Trudy Marshall as a "newcomer," even though she'd been in pictures since 1942 (Marshall, incidentally, is the mother of 1970s star Deborah Raffin).

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2011
UPC: 0043396382602
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 68,603

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Trudy Marshall Marge Andrews
Jimmy Lloyd Larry Summers
Helen Mowery Sally Guthrie
Wilton Graff Albert Loring
Charles Trowbridge John Ballin
Harry Hayden Custer Bidwell
Selmar Jackson Edward Clemmons
Victoria Horne Nurse Sibley
John Beal Milton Higby
William Newell Smiley
Barbara Read Martha Higby
Robert B. Williams Officer Johnson

Technical Credits
David Ross Lederman Director
Mischa Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward Bock Screenwriter
Dwight Caldwell Editor
Rudolph C. Flothow Producer
Harold H. MacArthur Art Director
Albert Richard Set Decoration/Design
Raymond Schrock Screenwriter
Philip Tannura Cinematographer

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