The Murder Men (film)

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The Murder Men
Directed by John Peyser
Written by Mel Goldberg
Starring Peter Mark Richman
James Coburn
Dorothy Dandridge
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)

The Murder Men (later presented as an episode of the TV show Cain's Hundred which was called Blues for a Junkman, in 1962)[1] is a 1961 television film starring Peter Mark Richman, James Coburn, and Dorothy Dandridge.


Dandridge's character, Norma Sherman, is a night-club singer and addict who, upon being released from jail, attempts to win back the love of her husband (played by Ivan Dixon).[2]


Peter Mark Richman as Nick Cain
James Coburn as Arthur Troy
Dorothy Dandridge as Norma Sherman (archive footage)
Joe Mantell (archive footage)
Ivan Dixon (archive footage)
Edward Asner as Dave Keller (archive footage)


One commentator called Dorothy Dandridge's role in this film "one of (her) most interesting late performances". [3] This was her last film.


  1. ^ Aberjhani; Sandra L. West (2003). "Dorothy Dandridge". Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. Infobase. pp. 81–82. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Gwendolyn Audrey Foster (1999). Captive bodies: postcolonial subjectivity in cinema. SUNY press. p. 184. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Foster, page 184

External links[edit]

The Murder Men on Internet Movie Database