"Nightstick," under the title of "Alibi" has come to the screen as an almost flawless talkie. Chester Morris brings to the films the same potent crook that made him famous on the stage. Here is the story of a young gun-man, crooked to the core, who takes advantage of the misguided sympathy of a policeman's daughter and marries her. When the cops corner him, he turns yellow. Corking melodrama.

Photoplay May 1929

Articles with substantial mentioning of Alibi
Books with substantial mentioning of Alibi
Dawn B. Sova
Forbidden Films, Censorship Histories of 125 Motion Pictures
New York NY, 2001

James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts
The Great Detective Pictures
Metuchen, N.J. & London, 1990
Books with an entry on Alibi
Larry Langman and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1995

Paul Michael, editor in chief. James Robert Parish, associate editor
The American movies reference book, The sound era
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,, 1969

United States 1929

Directed by
Roland West

Eleanor Griffith
Irma Harrison
Purnell Pratt
DeWitt Jennings
Edward Brady
Diana Beaumont
James Bradbury Jr.
Al Hill
Virginia Flohri


Running time:90 minutes 1
Country:United States

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