The Witness Vanishes

The Witness Vanishes is a 1939 American mystery film directed by Otis Garrett and starring Edmund Lowe, Wendy Barrie, and Bruce Lester.

The Witness Vanishes
The Witness Vanishes poster.jpg
Poster for the film
Directed byOtis Garrett
Produced byIrving Starr[1]
Written byRobertson White[1]
CinematographyArthur Martinelli[1]
Edited byHarry Keller[1]
Crime Club Productions[1]
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 22, 1939 (1939-09-22)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

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In 1937, Universal Pictures made a deal with Crime Club, who were published of whodunnits.[2] Over the next few years Universal released several mystery films in the series.[2] The Witness Vanishes was the last film in the series.[3][4]The film was inspired by James Ronald's magazine serial They Can't Hang Me! which was the films working title.[4]


The Witness Vanishes was released by Universal Pictures on September 22, 1939.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Witness Vanishes". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 175.
  3. ^ Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 576.
  4. ^ a b Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 578.


  • Weaver, Tom; Brunas, Michael; Brunas, John (2007) [1990]. Universal Horrors (2 ed.). McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2974-5.

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