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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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Something happens to someone every minute and when the crazy clock strikes--thirteen--The Lid Is Off! 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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Before going to a massive broadcasting, only about half a dozen people in the Los Angeles area owned a TV in 1933. But those handful of early adopting TV geeks were in for a special treat on March 10th of that year when the movie The Crooked Circle was broadcast in its entirety.

That day the campy detective flick became the first feature film ever broadcast on TV when experimental Los Angeles station W6XAO-TV beamed it out from the corner of 7th and Bixel Streets in downtown. It was still playing in local theaters at the time. 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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