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Sinister Hands (1932)

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During a séance at an elderly millionaire's house, the millionaire is murdered. The detectives investigating the crime discover that everyone who was at the séance had a motive for killing the man.

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Jack Mulhall ...
Detective Capt. Herbert Devlin
Phyllis Barrington ...
Ruth Frazer
Crauford Kent ...
Judge David McLeod
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Swami Yomurda
Louis Natheaux ...
Nick Genna
Gertrude Messinger ...
Betty Lang (as Gertie Messinger)
Lloyd Ingraham ...
John Frazer
James P. Burtis ...
Detective Watkins (as Jimmy Burtis)
Phillips Smalley ...
Richard Lang
Helen Foster ...
Vivian Rogers
Lillian West ...
Mrs. Lang
Fletcher Norton ...
Monroe, the Butler
Bess Flowers ...
Mary Browne
Russ Coller ...
Tommy Lang (as Russell Collar)
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During a séance at an elderly millionaire's house, the millionaire is murdered. The detectives investigating the crime discover that everyone who was at the séance had a motive for killing the man.

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22 February 1932 (USA)  »

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The Case of the Sinister Swami  »

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Murder Mystery with Swami
14 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is nothing super-special about this ensemble murder mystery -- a rich man is killed and everyone is a suspect -- but it is notable as one of a number of detective films of its era to feature mid 20th century depictions of mystics, seances, seers, fortune tellers, fake physics, and the like. Misha Auer has a nice turn as Swami Yomurda, and therefore the movie joins my collection of B-Movies with occultism themes. There is something intriguing to me about this sort of exoticism -- it is rarely respectful of the occult, but it always spices up the proceedings and can also provide an excuse for some nifty set dressing and costuming.


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