The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946)


The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946)

Gilbert Archer, a Broadway gossip-columnist for a newspaper, learns that his best friend,a priest, has been murdered and one of the suspects is a pretty girl, Patricia Foster. In one of the bibles belonging to the murdered-priest, Archer discovers a code which leads him to the hiding place of a valuable painting. presumed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Archer also learns that the murder was committed by persons anxious to get the painting, and he and Patricia are in danger.
IMDb  6.4 /10
Director Lothar Mendes
Writer Jo Eisinger
Writer Wilfrid H. Pettitt
Release Date1946-06-07
Runtime1h 22mins
GenreCrime, Mystery, Romance
Content RatingApproved (Approved)
CompanyColumbia Pictures
Gilbert Archer
Patricia Foster aka Laura Browning
George Bradford
Matthew Stoker
Police Capt. Griffin
Catherine Walsh
Dr. P.H. Marko
Bishop Martin
Noel Cravat
Noel Cravat

The Walls Came Tumbling Down (film)

The Walls Came Tumbling Down is a 1946 American film noir crime film directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Lee Bowman, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan and George Macready.


A newspaper reporter investigates when one of his friends is murdered, a crime apparently connected to a missing art work.


  • Lee Bowman as Gilbert Archer
  • Marguerite Chapman as Patricia Foster, AKA Laura Browning
  • Edgar Buchanan as Rev. George Bradford
  • George Macready as Matthew Stoker
  • Lee Patrick as Susan
  • Jonathan Hale as Captain Griffin
  • J. Edward Bromberg as Ernst Helms
  • Elisabeth Risdon as Catherine Walsh
  • Miles Mander as Dr. Marko
  • Moroni Olsen as Bishop Martin
  • Katherine Emery as Mrs. Stoker
  • Noel Cravat as Rausch