Murder by the Clock

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Murder by the Clock
Murder by the Clock FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Edward Sloman
Written by Charles Beahan (play and uncredited screenplay)
Rufus King (novel)
Henry Myers (adaptation)
Starring William "Stage" Boyd
Lilyan Tashman
Irving Pichel
Regis Toomey
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 21, 1931 (1931-07-21)
Running time
74-76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Murder by the Clock is a 1931 American Pre-Code murder mystery film starring William "Stage" Boyd and Lilyan Tashman. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Rufus King and the play Dangerously Yours by Charles Beahan.


When a wealthy woman dies, she is buried with a loud horn in her crypt due to her fear of premature burial. Before her will can be read, her heirs start to die mysteriously.


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