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Quiet Please, Murder is a 1942 drama directed by John Larkin, starring George Sanders, Gail Patrick and Richard Denning. Based on the short story Death Walks in Marble Halls by Lawrence G. Blochman that appeared in American Magazine (Sep 1942).[1] The film is also known under the title Death from the Sanskrit.

Quiet Please, Murder
Quiet Please, Murder (1942) 1.jpg
Film still with Richard Denning and Gail Patrick
Directed byJohn Larkin
Produced byRalph Dietrich
Written byLawrence G. Blochman (story)
John Larkin
StarringGeorge Sanders
Gail Patrick
Richard Denning
Music byEmil Newman
CinematographyJoseph MacDonald
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 21, 1942 (1942-12-21) (New York City)
  • March 19, 1943 (1943-03-19) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States



Jim Fleg, a book thief/forger, sells a fake book to a Nazi through Myra Blandy, a female agent.



  1. ^ Quiet Please, Murder, Turner Classic Movies

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