"The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937?

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"The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937?

PostWed Nov 26, 2014 5:33 pm

The MPPDA site http://mppda.flinders.edu.au indicates that there was a completed feature film in 1937 titled "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" which was rejected by the Hays Office. Does anyone have any additional info on the cast, director, plot, etc., even if it was never released?

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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostWed Nov 26, 2014 6:12 pm

Cool find. No info on cast details but what's odd is that Consolidated Labs is the submitting company. I wonder if they tried to splice together something that was confiscated by the lab for non-payment? Pretty specific sounding though, maybe an indie producer bit off more than they could chew? The bigwigs 'suggested' to lay off if they ever wanted to eat lunch in this town again? Fascinating to say the least, hope some details come to light...

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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostWed Nov 26, 2014 6:24 pm

It was my understanding that Herbert Yates put together Republic by forcing Gower Gulch producers to merge or actually pay their bills to Consolidated. This may have been a film whose actual producer didn't pay and which Consolidated took over in lieu.

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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostThu Nov 27, 2014 7:57 am

This unreleased movie is mentioned second from the top of a list of William Desmond Taylor facts at: http://www.taylorology.com/new.php" target="_blank
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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostThu Nov 27, 2014 10:08 am

Bruce Long is Taylorology.
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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostFri Nov 28, 2014 10:26 am

Live and learn. Still, I doubt if he objects to a link to his site.
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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostFri Nov 28, 2014 4:59 pm

Has anyone read Mann's "Tinseltown" yet? I'll ask for this one for Christmas.
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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostWed Dec 03, 2014 5:04 pm

I doubt that Mary Miles minter would have allowed this film to be made she would have sued everyone
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Re: "The William Desmond Taylor Murder Case" feature in 1937

PostMon Apr 17, 2017 6:28 pm

This was from the July 28, 1937 issue of Variety:

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