Murder at the Vanities

Murder at the Vanities
Murder at the Vanities
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon (uncredited)
Written by Carey Wilson
Joseph Gollomb
Sam Hellman (dialogue)
Jack Cunningham (uncredited)
Earl Carroll (play)
Rufus King (play)
Music by Howard Jackson (uncredited)
William E. Lynch (uncredited)
Milan Roder (uncredited)
Cinematography Leo Tover
Editing by William Shea (uncredited)
Studio Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 21 May 1934
Running time 89 min
Country USA
Language English

Murder at the Vanities (1934) is a musical film based on the 1933 Broadway musical with music by Victor Young, made in the pre-Code era, and released by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Mitchell Leisen, stars Carl Brisson, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, Gertrude Michael, Toby Wing, and Jessie Ralph. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra are featured in the elaborate finale number.

The film is primarily a musical, based on Earl Carroll's long-running Broadway revue Earl Carroll's Vanities, combined with a murder mystery. Songs featured in the film by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow include "Cocktails for Two" sung by Brisson, "Marahuana" sung by Michael, "Where Do They Come From (and Where Do They Go)" sung by Carlisle, and "Ebony Rhapsody" by Ellington. In the film, Lucille Ball, Ann Sheridan, and Virginia Davis had small roles as chorines.

It was released on DVD (as part of a six disc set entitled "Pre-Code Hollywood Collection") on April 7, 2009.[1]


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