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Washington Melodrama

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Washington Melodrama
Directed byS. Sylvan Simon
Written byL. Du Rocher Macpherson
Screenplay byMarion Parsonnet
Roy Chanslor
Produced byEdgar Selwyn
StarringFrank Morgan
Ann Rutherford
Kent Taylor
Anne Gwynne
Dan Dailey
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byGene Ruggiero
Music byDavid Snell
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • April 18, 1941 (1941-04-18)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Washington Melodrama is a 1941 American drama film directed by S. Sylvan Simon and starring Frank Morgan, Ann Rutherford, and Kent Taylor .[1]


Washington, D.C. industrialist Calvin Claymore and newspaper publisher Hal Thorne are at odds over a proposed European aid bill. Calvin's daughter Laurie is romantically involved with Hal as well. At a nightclub owned by Whitney King, during a water ballet, Calvin meets performer Mary Morgan and, at King's suggestion, they begin to keep company. When his wife returns to town, Calvin offers his gratitude and an envelope filled with money. King turns up and demands the money, then kills Mary during a struggle over it. As reporter Ronnie Clayton investigates the woman's death, Laurie goes undercover and becomes acquainted with King, which in turn makes his girlfriend Teddy Carlyle jealous and angry. King then shoots and wounds Teddy, who identifies him for the authorities before she dies.[2]



  1. ^ "Washington Melodrama". TCM. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  2. ^ Washington Melodrama (1941) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-09-01

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