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The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)

Passed  -  Crime | Mystery  -  14 October 1932 (USA)
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Jenny Wren coerces banker Priam Andes to have a dinner party at his shorefront estate Crestwood, and instructs him to invite three other men, each of whom she plans to extort money from. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gary Curtis
Karen Morley ...
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Esther Wren
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Faith Andes
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Priam Andes
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Dorothy Mears
Sam Hardy ...
Pete Harris
Tom Douglas ...
Allen Herrick
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Eddie Mack
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Mrs. Walcott
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Mr. Vayne (as Ivan Simpson)
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The Cat
Robert McWade ...
Herbert Walcott
Hilda Vaughn ...
Carter
Gavin Gordon ...
Will Jones
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Storyline

Jenny Wren coerces banker Priam Andes to have a dinner party at his shorefront estate Crestwood, and instructs him to invite three other men, each of whom she plans to extort money from. Jenny plans to retire to Europe after a life of involvement with wealthy and influential men. Also at the party, among others, are Jenny's sister Esther and her fiance, scion of the Andes' family. But death also attends and Jenny's plans are thwarted. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Plot Keywords:

party | sister | cliff | deathmask | dart | See more »

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WHO KILLED JENNY WREN? (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Fantasma de Crestwood  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally presented as a radio serial with the final episode left out! If the listener wanted to know the ending, they had to watch the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Just before the opening credits, radio announcer Graham McNamee announces the introduction of the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional Scottish music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Partially sung a cappella by Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher at the party
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A top-notch "Old House" mystery!
3 April 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This film is the concluding episode of a radio mystery, wherein listeners were to try to figure out who the murder is.

In a unique plot twist, the head of a gang (Ricardo Cortez) becomes a "detective" to find the "real killer" before the

police arrive and accuse HIM.

The reviewer who wrote that the "ending makes no sense at all" should watch it more carefully; it makes COMPLETE sense, and shows how the movie "steers you" into thinking that the reason for the murder is one thing, while the ACTUAL reason is something totally different! (I can't say any more without spoiling the ending).

By ALL MEANS, see it! Norm


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