Death on the Diamond

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Death on the Diamond
Death on the Diamond FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Edward Sedgwick
Produced by Lucien Hubbard
Written by Cortland Fitzsimmons (novel)
Harvey F. Thew
Joseph Sherman
Ralph Spence
Starring Robert Young
Madge Evans
Music by William Axt
Cinematography Milton Krasner
Edited by Frank Sullivan
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • September 14, 1934 (1934-09-14)
Running time
69–72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Death on the Diamond is a 1934 mystery film starring Robert Young. It was based on the novel Death on the Diamond: A Baseball Mystery Story by Cortland Fitzsimmons, directed by Edward Sedgwick and produced and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Unless his team can win the pennant, owner Pop Clark (David Landau) will lose his baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He gets Larry Kelly (Robert Young) in order to try and seal the deal. However, rival teams and mobsters are trying to stop his team from winning the pennant race, with some of his star players getting killed on and off the field.


Leonard Maltin described the film as an "absurd crime tale" while giving it 2 out of 4 stars. [1]



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