Penguin Pool Murder (1932)

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Title: Penguin Pool Murder [IMDb]

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Release date: December 09, 1932
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 70 minutes
IMDB genres: comedy, drama, mystery, romance

Synopsis [hide]

Shady stockbroker and abusive husband Gerald Parker is found dead in the penguin pool of a NYC aquarium after being knocked cold by his wife's boyfriend.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): african american student, alibi, amateur detective, amateur sleuth, aquarium, artificial respiration, based on novel, battery park, bird in title, bitch slap, blackmail, breakfast, cigar smoking, class trip, clue, confession, confession of crime, corpse, crab, criminal, cross examining a witness, dead body, deaf mute, death, derby, detective, detective series, dumb cop, face slap, false accusation, fight, first of series, fox fur, hat band, hatpin, hildegarde withers, homicide, infidelity, inspector, interrogation, irish cop, jail, jewish american, judge, lawyer, male female relationship, man slaps a woman, manhattan new york city, marital infidelity, marital jealousy, marriage proposal, men's bathroom, motive, murder, murder confession, murder investigation, murder trial, octopus, penguin, penguin pool, pickpocket, pipe, police inspector, purse snatcher, red herring, schoolteacher, scream, screaming, seal the animal, secret, shark, shaved head, snoop, snooping, solving a crime, spousal abuse, stock broker, stockbroker, student, telephone book, whodunit, wisecrack humor, female detective

Cast and Crew

Edna May OliverHildegarde Withers
James GleasonOscar Piper
Robert ArmstrongBarry Costello
Mae ClarkeGwen Parker
Donald CookPhilip Seymour
Edgar KennedyDonovan
Clarence WilsonBertrand B. Hemingway
James DonlanFink
Gustav von SeyffertitzVon Donnen
Guy UsherMr. Parker

George Archainbaud: director

Max Steiner: musical director

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:02:03
Music duration: 00:02:05
Pages in score: no score available
Total themes: 7
Themes with variants: 1
Total variants: 1
Total gestures: 1
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 9


Name Uses Variants
Sidewalks of New York 2 1
Fish 1 0
Penguin 1 0
Penguin Pool Murder 1 0
Run Around 1 0
Sea Creatures 1 0

Source Music

Name Uses
RKO Tower 1