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19 Ratings

Murder Is My Beat

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
United States, 1955
Crime, Drama, Mystery


A low-budget film noir directed with skill by Edgar Ulmer.

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Murder Is My Beat Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

Critics reviews

Nightclubs and churches equally grim and ineffectual, and yet the hint of salvation as fragile as a ceramic figurine—contrasted with the secrets and lies of the bourgeois older couple the investigation leads to, the modest hope brewing between Langton and Payton is a breeze in a desert… The unblinking lens on a cosmos “coming apart at the seams” is a singular Ulmer mastery, the great bizarrerie noir is shared simultaneously with Lewis’ The Big Combo.
November 02, 2015
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Most of its expressionist-tinged visual flourishes are withheld until the very end, with a final twist that’s legitimately thrilling.
March 12, 2013
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