Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy birthday, Rufus King.

Michael Redgrave in
Secret beyond the Door
(1947, dir. Fritz Lang,
based on Rufus King's
Museum Piece No. 13
Rufus King, playwright and author of the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone work Murder by the Clock (1929) that features the debut of his series character Lieutenant Valcour, was born today in New York in 1893. His plays include Murder at the Vanities (1933) and Invitation to a Murder (which starred Humphrey Bogart in 1934 and was filmed as The Hidden Hand with Craig Stevens in 1942). He died in 1966.

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