Home Sweet Homicide
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|Home Sweet Homicide|
|Directed by||Lloyd Bacon|
|Produced by||Louis D. Dighton|
|Written by||F. Hugh Herbert|
|Based on||the novel
by Craig Rice
|Starring||Peggy Ann Garner
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Edited by||Louis Loeffler|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation|
Though he would make 39 more films, Home Sweet Homicide is the second-to-last non-western film of Randolph Scott's career.
When gunshots are heard next door, the three children of widowed mystery novelist Marian Carstairs try to help the police, help their mother solve the case or solve it themselves.
Polly Walker, an actress, runs from the neighbors' house, telling police lieutenant Bill Smith that she had gone there to see Flora Sanford and found her dead. Flora was an agent who represented Polly as well as Marian, whose books feature a detective character with the same name as Bill's.
Various suspects are considered, including other neighbors and Flora's hiding husband, who had fallen in love with Polly and wanted a divorce. The children begin sending anonymous letters, believing they are helping the investigation, until Bill finally persuades them to let him handle the case. He solves it, then expresses a romantic interest in Marian, pleasing the kids.
- Randolph Scott as Lt. Smith
- Peggy Ann Garner as Dinah
- Lynn Bari as Marian
- Dean Stockwell as Archie
- Connie Marshall as April
- Stanley Logan as Cherrington
- Anabel Shaw as Polly
- Barbara Whiting as Jo-Ella Holbrook
- James Gleason as Sgt. O'Hare
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