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Crime by Night
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Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a chemical plant with a war contract to make a secret formula, is the victim of an axe murder. Written by Diana Hamilton


Jane Wyman as Robbie Vance

Jerome Cowan as Sam Campbell

Faye Emerson as Ann Marlow

Charles Lang as Paul Goff

Eleanor Parker as Irene Carr

Stuart Crawford as Larry Borden

Cy Kendall as Sheriff Max Ambers

Charles C. Wilson as District Attorney Hyatt

Roy Brent as Roy - Waiter

Jack Cheatham as Deputy

George Guhl as Harry - Jailer

Creighton Hale as Horace Grayson

Fred Kelsey as Dad Martin

Bill Kennedy as Hospital Attendant

Hank Mann as Mr. Dinwiddle - Desk Clerk

Frank Mayo as Deputy

Buddy Messinger as Bellboy

Jack Mower as Hotel Tenant

Eddie Parker as Deputy

Dick Rich as Frank - Ann's Chauffeur

Juanita Stark as Maisie - Switchboard Operator

Jack Stoney as Deputy

Jack Wise as Jimmy - Bartender


Directed by
William Clemens

Writing credits
Daniel Mainwaring (novel "Forty Whacks") (as Geoffrey Homes)
Richard Weil and Joel Malone - screenplay

Produced by
William Jacobs - producer

Original Music by
William Lava

Cinematography by
Henry Sharp - director of photography

Film Editing by
Doug Gould

Art Direction by
Charles Novi

Set Decoration by
Julia Heron
Casey Roberts

Costume Design by
Leah Rhodes (gowns)

Makeup Department
Perc Westmore - makeup artist

Production Management
Eric Stacey - unit manager

Sound Department
Robert B. Lee - sound

Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler - special effects director
Edward Linden - special effects

Music Department
Charles Maxwell - orchestrator

Other crew
Harry Seymour - dialogue director


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