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A Strange Adventure (1932)

A police lieutenant and a female reporter investigate a series of murders comitted by a hooded killer in an old dark house.

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Miss Sheen
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Dr. Bailey (as Jason Robards)
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Silas Wayne
Eddie Phillips ...
Claude Wayne
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Robert Wayne
Nadine Dore ...
Gloria Dryden
Alan Roscoe ...
Stephen Boulter
Isabel Vecki ...
Sarah Boulter (as Isabelle Vecki)
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Police Officer Ryan
Eddy Chandler ...
Police Sgt. Kelly (as Eddie Chandler)
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Jeff (as Snowflake)
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Silas Wayne's will leaves the bulk of his estate to his niece, but the cursed Candor diamond catches the eye of someone who can't wait for the old man to die. When he's mysteriously stabbed to death in front of the police and his heirs, Detective -Sergeant Mitchell and newspaper reporter 'Nosey" Toodles work together to solve the crime. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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20 November 1932 (USA)  »

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The Wayne Murder Case  »

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(Balsley & Phillips Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Murder Mystery Cliché
7 February 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie, known also as "Wayne Murder Case" is a typical drawing room murder mystery. A rich old man is sickly and dying, and before his death he decides to have a reading of his will to his family members. As he is about to read the will, in a room full of family members and police, he is murdered, but who did it? This film is a typical old dark house murder mystery, with Regis Toomey playing the lead detective. June Clyde plays the nosy reporter who will do anything to get the story. Dwight Frye has a very small role as a family member. Look for a degrading role played by Snowflake, of a black manservant.

This film was made in 1932 and is in the public domain and as such can be found on VHS and DVD.


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