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Miss Pinkerton (1932)

A hospital nurse is recruited by the police to watch a household where a suspicious death has occurred.

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Ruth Hall ...
Paula Brent
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Juliet Mitchell
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Dr. Stuart
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Arthur Glenn
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Florence Lenz
Blanche Friderici ...
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Mae Madison ...
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Herbert Wynn (scenes deleted)
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Coroner James A. Clemp (as Nigel de Brulier)
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Miss Gibbons - Superintendent of Nurses
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Henderson (scenes deleted)
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Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt Julia. Jokingly given the 'rank' of Miss Pinkerson, after the famous detective agency, Adams probes into the mystery, but not before a second death. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The secret marriage license shows the names "Herbert Wynne" and "Paula Brent". In newspaper headline, the surname is spelled "Wynn". See more »

Quotes

Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Here's a dollar, keep the change.
Taxi Driver: There is no change.
Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Then we're even.
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Version of The Nurse's Secret (1941) See more »

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A Great "atmospheric" film!
28 June 1999 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is a typical "old house" film.....a black-clad figure that throws gigantic shadows on the walls, a secret entrance, all the characters "creeping around", a creepy butler, and all the rest!

It's interesting that they use some of the same sets for that other fantastic "old house" film, Dr. X. (Most notably, the upstairs hall & the kitchen).

Some people would say this film is "slow moving", but that is done deliberately to increase the creepy "something-is-about- to-happen" feeling.

As an aside, it's remarkable that the actress who plays the sick old lady looks really OLD in this film, but in Bob Hope's "Cat & the Canary" (filmed almost 10 years later, as the Aunt) looks MUCH younger! She had one heck of a make-up job in THIS film!

If you love "old house" films, don't miss it!


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