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The Phantom in the House (1929)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 October 1929 (USA)
A man is blamed for a murder that was actually committed by his wife.

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Nancy Welford ...
Dorothy Milburn
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Boyd Milburn (as Henry Walthall)
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Peggy Milburn
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'Biffer' Bill
Thomas A. Curran ...
Judge Thompson (as Thomas Curran)
John Beck
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Henry Roquemore
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An inventor takes the blame for a killing his wife committed and serves a long prison sentence. Upon his release he returns, he returns as a 'family friend,' hoping to get to know his now-grown daughter who thinks he is dead. His wife is doing rather well, thank you, from the proceeds of his inventions. but does not seem all that enthused about his return, plus there is an oil-can-harry, gold-digging-gigolo Marquis courting his daughter...and, then, another murder. Will Papa take the fall, this time? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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20 October 1929 (USA)  »

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O Homem Fantasma  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.33 : 1
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Close But No Cigar
15 November 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This 1929 mystery-tearjerker suffers from all the stereotypical problems of talkies in this year -- a very few works like Mamoulian's APPLAUSE aside -- immobile camera and actors who seem unable to read a line with any naturalism. The sound track sounds poor, too, but that might will be an artifact of a worn print.

Director Phil Rosen makes a good stab by using short cuts to fake a mobile camera, and it's a pleasure to watch old pros Henry Walthall and Ricardo Cortez exhibit their physical naturalness, but the many poor performances and, by modern standards, decidedly pinheaded plot keep this from being worthwhile as more than a curiosity.


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