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|A Shot in the Dark|
|Directed by||Charles Lamont|
|Written by||Charles Belden (screenplay)|
|Based on||novel The Dartmouth Murders by Clifford Orr|
|Produced by||George R. Batcheller (producer)|
|Edited by||Roland D. Reed|
|Music by||Abe Meyer|
|Distributed by||Chesterfield Pictures|
A college student (Charles Starrett) discovers his roommate's body hanging from a window and calls the police. What at first looks like suicide turns out to be murder. While a police investigation is ongoing, more students are killed.
- Charles Starrett as Kenneth "Ken" Harris
- Robert Warwick as Joseph Harris
- Edward Van Sloan as Prof. Bostwick
- Marion Shilling as Jean Coates
- Helen Jerome Eddy as Miss Lottie Case
- Doris Lloyd as Lucille Coates
- James Bush as Byron Coates / John Meseraux
- Julian Madison as Charlie Penlon
- Eddie Tamblyn as Bill Smart
- Ralph Brooks as Sam Anderson
- Robert McKenzie as Sheriff
- John Davidson as Prof. Brand
- Herbert Bunston as College President
- George Morrell as Deputy Ab Barber
- Broderick O'Farrell as Dr. Howell
- Jane Keckley as Bostwick's Housekeeper
The New York Times wrote, "A Shot in the Dark, which pictures a trilogy of murders on a rural college campus, telegraphs its punches in a way that may seem insignificant to Chesterfield Productions, Inc., but is as good as a confession to us amateur gumshoes...a decided absence of liveliness both in the writing and the playing"; whereas Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings noted, "a very good mystery...It does have some problems, particularly in having a rather stiff and static presentation, but outside of that, this is one of the more pleasant discoveries I've made."
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- Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings. "Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings - A SHOT IN THE DARK (1935)". scifilm.org. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015.
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