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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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Lucille La Verne ...
Miss Sheen
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Dr. Bailey (as Jason Robards)
William V. Mong ...
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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Lack of music throws off the pace of the first half of a good little mystery
21 July 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Old man Wayne is about to read his will, All of the heirs are gathered. When his secretary and nephew makes a run at stealing, replacing and re-stealing a valuable gem Wayne calls the police. After the police arrive Wayne tells them to wait while he goes to tell the heirs just what he thinks of them. However before that can happen the old man keels over and dies. When he's lifted up a knife is sticking in his chest. More police are called and a detective (soon to be aided by a smart mouth reporter) tries to solve the crime. Good mystery is hampered by the lack of music (this was 1932 and many independent producers didn't use it) this movie is a slow go for the first half. Once things get moving its a good ride to the end with almost all of the suspects coming under suspicion and the sudden appearance of a dark robed figure trying to kill off the heirs. As the story progresses and more murders occur there are a couple of nice pre-code touches as we rather graphic hanging as well the the graphic end of the killer. Worth a look if you run across it.


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