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The Crooked Circle (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Mystery | 25 September 1932 (USA)
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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We've met the mystery and it is ours! See more »

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Comedy | Mystery

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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. Its earliest documented Post WWII telecast took place in New York City Friday 10 December 1948 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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Breezy romp is worth a look for those who like comedy and mystery mixed
23 December 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

1930's comedy mystery about "The Crooked Circle" a band of hooded crooks who set about plotting the murder of some one who swore to oppose them. Enjoyable but really unremarkable little film, the movie works simply because the cast headed by Zazu Pitts and James Gleason (both of whom would later appear together in a couple of Hildegarde Withers films after Edna Mae Oliver dropped out of that series) and supported by a great cast of actors and actresses you know but may not know the name of (I don't hence the lack naming). A breezy hour long romp, the movie doesn't make a great deal of sense with mistaken identity, secret passages, ghostly music and people not being who they seem. Its the perfect thing for a dark and stormy night or a late night viewing when one is nostalgic for the late late show.


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