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Strangers of the Evening (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 15 May 1932 (USA)
Bodies start mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue. An investigator tries to determine what is going on.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sybil Smith
Lucien Littlefield ...
Frank 'Snookie' Daniels aka Richard Roe
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Detective Brubacher
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Robert Daniels
Miriam Seegar ...
Ruth Daniels (as Miriam Seeger)
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Dr. Raymond Everette (as Theodor Von Eltz)
Warner Richmond ...
Dr. Joseph Chandler
Harold Waldridge ...
Tommy Freeman
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Charles E. Frisbee, Deputy District Attorney
Alan Roscoe ...
Sutherland
William Scott ...
2nd Passerby
Charles Williams ...
1st Passerby
James P. Burtis ...
Nolan
Francis Sayles ...
Roberts
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Bodies start mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue. An investigator tries to determine what is going on.

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'SNOOKIE, TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED"?..."Well, The Cops Said I Killed A Man - And They Got Mad When I Asked Them, Did I?" (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed
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Release Date:

15 May 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hidden Corpse  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Re-titled 'The Hidden Corpse,' this film received its earliest documented telecast in Los Angeles Friday 10 October 1952 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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I lost interest
17 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of Zasu Pitts, so then this came up on YouTube, I jumped. Zasu doesn't show up until the second half of the film - I call that false advertising. Today's audience should not expect comedy. There are scenes that hint at mild amusement, but don't expect more. It seems as if the writers came up with scenes with comic potential, but didn't know how to pay it off. 1932 was early in the talkie era, and they just hadn't worked out timing yet. There's a lot of the talk-pause acting that made the earliest talkies stiff to later audiences. I just didn't find this movie worth finishing - even when Zasu finally made her entrance.


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