A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists.

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Nora Rafferty
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Arthur Crimmer
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Brand Osborne
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Thelma Parker
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Yoganda
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Harmon (The Hermit) (as Ray Hatton)
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Harry Carter
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Col. Walters (as Burton Churchill)
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Kinny
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The Stranger
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Yvonne
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Rankin
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Old Dan
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Mike, the policeman
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A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists.

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25 September 1932 (USA)  »

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Noche de fantasmas  »

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The second television showing of this film was on Tuesday evening, June 18, 1940 in New York City over NBC's pioneer television station W2XBS. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. See more »

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Uninteresting To Me
14 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I tried to watch this film but the longer I watched the more bored I became. I did not get a chuckle nor was I captured by a mystery. I won't say it's an awful film but I will say it was uninteresting to me.

One thing that I did find of interest was that Olive Oil (her whining ways) is patterned after Zasu Pitts (who plays Nora Rafferty in the film The Crooked Circle). That is cool trivia to learn. I never did like Olive Oil - except Shelly Duvall's depiction of her in Popeye (1980) - but that is a different story.

The Crooked Circle I'm sure it's a great film to some but I just did not like it like I thought I would. I love older comedy and mystery mixed but this movie did not do it for me.

1/10


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