The Secret Witness

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The Secret Witness
Directed byThornton Freeland
Written bySam Spewack
StarringUna Merkel
William Collier Jr.
Zasu Pitts
CinematographyRobert H. Planck
Edited byLouis Sackin
Famous Attractions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 12, 1931 (1931-12-12)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Secret Witness is a 1931 American pre-Code drama film, directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Una Merkel, William Collier Jr. and Zasu Pitts.[1] It is an adaptation of the novel Murder in the Gilded Cage by Sam Spewack. The screenplay concerns a man who is found murdered in his luxury apartment. His neighbors believe that the wrong man has been arrested and set out to solve the crime.



  1. ^ Goble p. 946


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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