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Death of a Scoundrel (1956) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


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Title: Death of a Scoundrel [IMDb]


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Release date: October 31, 1956
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 119 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, drama
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6772791

Synopsis [hide]

The New York police investigates the murder of a Czech immigrant whose rags-to-riches story is told by his secretary to homicide detectives.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): actress, aspiring actress, based on true story, bounced check, business deal, business partner, business tycoon, businessman, check, cheque, con man, corrupt businessman, czech abroad, czech immigrant, czech in usa, czechoslovakian, death of brother, death of protagonist, death of title character, extramarital affair, false accusation, false accusation of murder, flashback, four word title, fraud, gunshot wound, hit by a truck, immigrant, investment fraud, lost wallet, mother son relationship, mother son reunion, murder, new york city, newspaper headline, office, oil baron, oil field, oil well, party, penicillin, pistol, play within a film, police informant, port, rags to riches, removing a bullet, rented house, returning wallet, rise and fall, scoundrel, secretary, securities fraud, ship, shot in the back, shot to death, south america, stage play, stock fraud, stock market, stock shares, stolen wallet, striking oil, suicide, suicide disguised as murder, told in flashback, tycoon, wallet, widow, womanizer, betrayal

Film Statistics

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Film duration: 1:59:35
Music duration: 01:00:58
Pages in score: 130
Total themes: 32
Themes with variants: 8
Total variants: 53
Total gestures: 5
Total underscoring sections: 15
Total underscoring duration: 00:05:19
Total instances: 139

Themes

Name Uses Variants
Clementi A 24 13
Clementi C 23 16
Bridget 13 9
Stephanie 10 7
Clementi B 7 1
Clementi's Mother 7 5
Death 1 3 0
Death 2 2 1
Gerry 2 0
Lamp 2 0
The Chase 2 1
The Fight 2 0
Where Is Zina? 2 0
Zina 2 0
Apotheosis 1 0
Bridget's Story 1 0
Cab Ride 1 0
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean 1 0
Detective Rises 1 0
Italy at Night 1 0
RKO Logo 1 0
Running 1 0
Rushing 1 0
Stephanie Laughs 1 0
Stock Ticker 1 0
The Clock 1 0
Train Station 1 0
Up the Stairs 1 1 0
Up the Stairs 2 1 0
Waltz 1 0
Waltz 2 1 0
Waltz 3 1 0

Gestures

Name
Clementi is shot
Jumps down stairs
Realization
Stinger
Truck

Underscoring

Name
Dramatic
Lyrical
Mysterious
Somber
Subtle
Tense