Murder in the Clouds

1934 film by D. Ross Lederman / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Murder in the Clouds is a 1934 American action film dealing with aviation. The film stars Lyle Talbot and Ann Dvorak, and is directed by D. Ross Lederman. Although standard formula "B" film fare, it was notable as the screenplay and original story was written by Dore Schary as a freelance writer, during one of his periods when he was fired from a more prestigious film job. Schary was a director, writer, producer and playwright who later became head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and eventually president of the studio.[3] Equally important on Murder in the Clouds was the work of Elmer Dyer who had become a preeminent aviation cinematographer.[1][4]

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Murder in the Clouds
Theatrical poster
Directed byD. Ross Lederman
Written by
Produced bySamuel Bischoff
Edited byThomas Pratt
Music by
  • Leo F. Forbstein, conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
  • Ray Heindorf, composer: music cues (uncredited)
  • Bernhard Kaun, composer: main and end title music (uncredited)
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
  • December 15, 1934 (1934-12-15)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$351,000[2]