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THE MICROPHONE ON THE DESK


Somebody wrote in the Trivia section that the ornament on the desk appears to be a microphone. Well, of course, it is a microphone because Walter Houston said that he wanted to record the man. What is interesting about it is this microphone served two purposes. First, it is used by the criminals to incriminate a guy. Second, it is a slick way to record the dialogue for the film without actually having to conceal the microphone because it is a prop. If you look closely later on, you can see microphone boom shadows on the way. 😀

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