Homicide (1949 film)

Homicide is a 1949 American crime drama directed by Felix Jacoves and written by William Sackheim. The film stars Robert Douglas, Helen Westcott, Robert Alda, Monte Blue, Warren Douglas and John Harmon. The film was released by Warner Bros. on April 2, 1949.[2][3]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byFelix Jacoves
Produced bySaul Elkins
Written byWilliam Sackheim
StarringRobert Douglas
Helen Westcott
Robert Alda
Monte Blue
Warren Douglas
John Harmon
Music byWilliam Lava
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byThomas Reilly
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • April 2, 1949 (1949-04-02)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$506,000[1]


Police Lt. Michael Landers suspects that a suicide at a local flop house isn't what it appears to be. When he boss doesn't share his suspicions, Landers takes a leave of absence and travels to a desert spa town in order to investigate the death.



According to Warner Bros records the film earned $334,000 domestically and $172,000 foreign.[1]


  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 29 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "Homicide - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
  3. "Homicide (1949) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-07-21.

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