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Late one night, secretary Paula Young (Ann Harding) leaves the office of her boss, Stanley Whittaker (Douglas Dumbrille, locking the door and taking the stairs to avoid being seen by the elevator operator (Frank Jenks). The next morning, the cleaning lady finds Whittaker's dead body, an apparent suicide. Police Lieutenant Poole (Moroni Olsen) finds a letter signed by Whittaker in which the deceased states he embezzled $75,000. Soon, however, he suspects otherwise and, after investigating, arrests widower James "Jim" Trent (Walter Abel), the vice president of Whittaker.

  1. George Nichols Jr.

    Director

  2. Gertrude Purcell

    Screenplay

  3. Rian James

    Screenplay

  4. Rita Weiman

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ann Harding

    Ann Harding

    Paula Young

  2. Walter Abel

    Walter Abel

    James Trent

  3. Douglass Dumbrille

    Douglass Dumbrille

    Stanley Whittaker

  4. Margaret Hamilton

    Margaret Hamilton

    Grace Franklin

  5. Frances Sage

    Constance Trent

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Status Released

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  • April 23, 1936
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 4m

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