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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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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)
Theodore von Eltz ...
Dr. Raymond Everette (as Theodor Von Eltz)
Warner Richmond ...
Dr. Joseph Chandler
Harold Waldridge ...
Tommy Freeman
Mahlon Hamilton ...
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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Too many corpses spoil the morgue
24 August 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This murder mystery cum comedy is seriously hard work to enjoy. Talky and slow moving mystery concerns a couple of bodies turning up at the local morgue, then disappearing, with detectives seemingly bombarded by unusual suspects but no motives. Framed for the murder of one of the corpses, local Doctor (von Eltz) decides to solve the crime himself before he's wrongly arraigned.

Zasy Pitts offers comic timing and a familiar hound-dog expression and urban drawl, but even her professional touch can't muster enough spark to light this drab affair. Miriam Seegar is an attractive souther belle with little more to do here than hang like the handbag that adorns her arm and deliver inane dialogue. Warner Richmond also features in a trademark role as the conniving villain.

Frequent newspaper inserts substitute for the narrative, while there's the usual silhouettes and shady conspiracies to thicken the plot, alluding to much more than is eventually delivered. There's an amusing punch-up near the end, and the parallel story lines successfully connect at the film's 'all is explained' conclusion, but even at only 65 minutes, it's still a bit of a yawn.


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