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Behind That Curtain (1929)

 -  Mystery  -  30 June 1929 (USA)
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Eve Mannering realizes too late that her abusive husband is a philanderer and murderer and seeks protection with her true love, explorer John Beetham.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Col. John Beetham
Lois Moran ...
Eve Mannering Durand
Gilbert Emery ...
Sir Frederick Bruce (as Gilbert Emory)
Claude King ...
Sir George Mannering
Philip Strange ...
Eric Durand
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Beetham's Manservant
Jamiel Hasson ...
Sahib Hana
Peter Gawthorne ...
British Police Inspector
John Rogers ...
Alf Pornick
Edgar Norton ...
Hilary Galt
Frank Finch Smiles ...
Galt's Clerk
Mercedes De Valasco ...
Nuna
E.L. Park ...
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Storyline

Sir George hires Hillary Gatt to find out more about Eric who wants to marry Lois. Gatt is murdered and the couple, married, run off to India. Old friend John Beetham sympathizes with the bride who sees that her hubby is a liar and drunk. John and Lois fly to San Francisco. Eric shows up and tries to kill John, but Scotland Yard's Lt. Charlie Chan intervenes. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Mystery

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30 June 1929 (USA)  »

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Bag Forhænget  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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The first Charlie Chan film at Fox studios. See more »

Quotes

Sir Frederick Bruce: Fear and love, my good friend, make their own destiny. I have arranged tonight that fear and love shall meet.
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Followed by The Feathered Serpent (1948) See more »

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Dull film due to dull actor
17 June 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

As others have noted, this film is very dull. This is largely due to the extremely slow delivery of actor Gilbert Emery, who plays Sir Frederic Bruce of Scotland Yard. You can almost sense the impatience of the other actors whenever he's onscreen. If you're only curious about Charlie Chan, skip to the last 10 or 15 minutes.

According to THE FILMS OF BORIS KARLOFF, by Richard Bojarski, this was released in both sound and silent versions (a common practice during the early years of sound films). It would be interesting to see if the silent version, running at a faster film speed, is less dull.


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