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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
Sam Hardy ...
Pete Harris
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Dorothy Mears
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Eddie Mack (as Skeets Gallagher)
Robert McWade ...
Herbert Walcott
Gavin Gordon ...
Will Jones
Robert Elliott ...
Police Detective
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Mr. Vayne (as Ivan Simpson)
Hilda Vaughn ...
Mrs. Carter
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The Cat
Matty Kemp ...
Frank Andes
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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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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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Did You Know?

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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The old dark radio picture
26 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

What a clever film! Other comments here will fill you in on the content but let me say how interesting and unique is this film for its interactive and multimedia history. Made as the last chapter of a radio play released into cinemas instead of a radio broadcast, this film must have been an interesting and successful experiment in its day. It is also quite creepy and the pre code violence, in particular a stabbing scene on a stairway is very gruesome and explicit. The outdoor scenes almost seem to be testing the boundaries of technical sound and picture achievements of 1931 during production. I paid $3 for a VHS copy of this superb mystery film from a discount shop in Sydney. It is part of a series released here as THE RKO COLLECTION which I see for some reason is not available in the USA. The IMDb availability panel preceding shows that there is no tape or DVD availability for it. Well we have it here..along with The Most Dangerous Game, Island of Dr Moreau, Hips Hips Hooray, Mummy's Boys etc and a whole stack of 1930-33 RKO titles, all marketed legitimately with copyright. How strange Australia can have these but not the USA.


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