A prosecuting attorney treats every homicide case as first degree murder and uses miniature replicas of human skulls to tally the death sentences that he garners. Then he himself is beset by the urge to murder.
A door to door saleman tries to sell Gracie Allen some books with hilarious results in this episode of the Burns and Allen show.
An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O’Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer.
Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck) falls for a jewel thief and helps him steal her aunts jewelry. She ends up shooting her formerly-rich aunt but makes it look like an outside job. The D.A. falls in love with her and gets her off. From there things go badly.
An episode of “What’s My Line” from 1953, featuring Eleanor Roosevelt as the mystery guest (her voice was considered so recognisable that John Daly answers the questions for her). A very popular game show.
This movie is about a group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists. This is the first movie ever shown on TV on March 10, 1933 according to The Early Television Museum.
Here’s a 1946 black and white movie starring George Raft and Ava Gardner shot in and in the film noir style, but without really being a film noir. At least I don’t think so. You could argue with me.