MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 59,219 this week

The Perfect Alibi (1930)
"Birds of Prey" (original title)

 -  Mystery  -  1 April 1931 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (play), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 155 titles
created 31 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 11 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 
a list of 222 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
 
a list of 1772 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Perfect Alibi (1930)

The Perfect Alibi (1930) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Perfect Alibi.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Edmond T. Gréville
Stars: Neil Hamilton, Brigitte Horney, Gyles Isham
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Gracie plays a London publican's daughter named after Nell Gwynn, who much like the original, becomes romantically involved with a King(John Loder). This one however, isn't English, but ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey
Stars: Gracie Fields, John Loder, Ivor Barnard
Sing As We Go (1934)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When the textile mill closes, putting her out of work, Gracie finds herself experiencing all of the amusements of Blackpool.

Director: Basil Dean
Stars: Gracie Fields, John Loder, Dorothy Hyson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A T.V. set given as a retiremant present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

Director: Anthony Pelissier
Stars: Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins, Jack Watling
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An employee of a record manufacturing company comes up with a hit song.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: George Formby, Polly Ward, Enid Stamp-Taylor
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Directors: Robert Wyler, Carol Reed
Stars: John Loder, Nancy Burne, Edward H. Robins
Autumn Crocus (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Basil Dean
Stars: Ivor Novello, Fay Compton, Muriel Aked
Saloon Bar (1940)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde
Stars: Gordon Harker, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Eric Portman, Cecil Parker, Helen Cherry
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Graham Cutts
Stars: William Austin, Edmund Breon, Billy Milton
Loyalties (1933)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Basil Dean, Thorold Dickinson
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Heather Thatcher, Miles Mander
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Loraine ...
Carter
Warwick Ward ...
Laverick
Frank Lawton ...
Jimmy Hilton
...
Arthur Hilton
Dorothy Boyd ...
Mollie
Ellis Jeffreys ...
Mrs. Green
...
Major
...
Alfred
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »

Genres:

Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Alibi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Talk Talk Talk
19 July 2010 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This was the second production from Associated Talking Pictures in their studios in Ealing.It was to become world famous in later years as "Ealing Studios" under the aegis of Michael Balcon.The initial production chief was Basil Dean.He was basically a stage director and as such he was responsible for many misjudgements in the early years ,of which this was an example.This lack of judgement and his unpopularity as a result of his interference in direction of films was ultimately to see him fired from his job a few years later.This film is more of a battle of wits rather than a murder mystery.Nothing happens for the first half hour.then the sole murder is committed.we see who commits the murder so no drama or suspense there.It is seeing how the leads manage to deduce the murderer and track him or her down that is the focus of the last part of the film.This takes a rather long and dull 90minutes.Compare it with say the sound version of "Blackmail" and whilst technically it is far superior ,as a story and film it is vastly inferior..It is from a play and unfortunately it shows.It was a fault of some early talkies that they did nothing but talk and this is fully apparent in this film.Although Dean did bring to Ealing both Gracie Fields and George Formby he also brought further films such as this to ATP and this continual misjudgement led to his departure.The only interest in this film is seeing C.Aubrey Smith,,Nigel Bruce and Frank Lawton before they went on to their respective successes in Hollywood.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Perfect Alibi (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?