U.S. 1-sheet poster
|Directed by||George B. Seitz|
|Produced by||Frederick Stephani|
|Music by||David Snell|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton Jr.|
|Edited by||Gene Ruggiero|
|27 September 1940 (US)|
Whilst attempting to prove a beautiful immigrant innocent of murder, detective Nick Carter ends up exposing the leaders of the Fifth Column.
- Walter Pidgeon as Nick Carter
- Donald Meek as Bartholomew
- Kaaren Verne as Pat Evans (as Karen Verne)
- Edward Ashley as Cortland Grand
- Joyce Compton as Christine Cross / Her Twin Sister
- Tom Conway as Andrew Hendon
- George Lessey as Senator Monrose
- Dorothy Tree as Kathe
- Frank Reicher as Dr. Crattan
- Chill Wills as Sheriff Beckwith
- George Watts as Judge Whitmore
- Byron Foulger as Kuse
- William Tannen as Gus
- Milton Parsons as Brock
- Tom Neal as Steve
- Lucien Prival as Brucker
According to MGM record, the film earned $270,000 in the US and Canada and $167,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $64,000.
The New York Times wrote, "let a Hollywood producer launch a film series and very shortly the stories, as they appear, become as formalized as Chinese checkers. The Nick Carter mysteries are no exception...Through it all Nick is magnificently careless. Though sudden death lurks outside the window pane, he never pulls a shade. When seconds count, he saves one to pinch a cutie's cheek. When lesser men quail, he lights a cigarette. As usual, he wins his game in a welter of comic-strip heroics. But, as we were suggesting, it's a little like playing checkers with an opponent whose tricks became familiar long ago". Leonard Maltin called the film an "above-average private-eye yarn."
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- "Sky Murder (1940)". BFI.
- "Sky Murder (1940) - Notes - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- "Sky Murder (1940) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
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