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Scattergood Survives a Murder

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Scattergood Survives a Murder
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Ridgeway Callow (assistant)
Produced byJerrold T. Brandt
Frank Melford (associate)
Screenplay byMichael L. Simmons
Based onthe short stories, Scattergood Baines
by Clarence Budington Kelland
StarringGuy Kibbee
John Archer
Margaret Hayes
Wallace Ford
Spencer Charters
Eily Malyon
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyJack MacKenzie
Edited byRichard Cahoon
Pyramid Pictures
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • October 16, 1942 (1942-10-16) (US)[1]
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

Scattergood Survives a Murder is a 1942 American mystery film directed by Christy Cabanne from a screenplay by Michael L. Simmons, based on the series of short stories about "Scattergood Baines", penned by Clarence Budington Kelland.



In July 1942 it was announced that Guy Kibbee would star in the picture, to be produced by Jerrold T. Brandt, who had produced the earlier 4 Scattergood films.[2]


  1. ^ "Scattergood Survives a Murder: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "'Diversity, Balance, Elasticity,' RKO Lineup Key". The Film Daily. July 29, 1942. p. 6. Retrieved November 26, access
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