Murder! (1930) - About Three Doors Down
Opening scenes, director Alfred Hitchcock in one of his earliest sound films, conveying the sense of not only an artist but also, perhaps, a comedian, at work, in Murder!, 1930, Diana Baring the apparent culprit.
Crazies, The - Knitting needle murder
A seemingly innocent grandmother fatally stabs a biohazard trooper with her knitting needle in this scene from George Romero's The Crazies (1973).
Perfect Strangers (1950) - Swell Murder Case
Lena (Thelma Ritter) is thrilled at being chosen for the jury, and Teresa (Ginger Rogers), questioned by a secretary (Ezelle Poule), loses her determination to get out of it, early in Perfect Strangers, 1950.
Murder By Death - Sniff Out The Chinaman
David Niven as "Dick Charleson," Maggie Smith his wife "Nora," with Peter Falk, Elsa Lanchester, James Coco, and Peter Sellers as various sleuths, and butler Bensonmum (Alec Guinness) in Neil Simon's detective spoof Murder By Death, 1976.
Murder! (1930) - From Sir John Himself!
Itinerant actors and witnesses Ted and Doucie (Edward Chapman, Phyllis Konstam) are bluffing when they tell their landlady they expect to be hired by Sir John (Herbert Marshall), stunned when he actually sends a message, as he begins his investigation, in Alfred Hitchcock's Murder!, 1930.
Murder! (1930) - Rex v. Diana Baring
Director Alfred Hitchcock's elliptical coverage of the trial of distraught actress Nora Baring (playing "Diana" Baring), hero Herbert Marshall first seen as a juror, Esme Chaplin the prosecutor, Amy Brandon-Thomas for the defense, still early in Murder!, 1930.
Murder! (1930) - Save Her Soul
Notable scene, often cited as the first in a sound film in which an actor's inner thoughts are expressed through voice-over, Sir John (Herbert Marshall) having doubts about that day's verdict, director Alfred Hitchcock also using a live orchestra off-camera, in Murder!, 1930.