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The Ghost Camera (1933)

 |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  1934 (USA)
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When a photograph is taken at the scene of a murder, the camera is tossed out of a castle window to destroy the evidence and lands in the back of a passing car belonging to chemist John ... See full summary »

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When a photograph is taken at the scene of a murder, the camera is tossed out of a castle window to destroy the evidence and lands in the back of a passing car belonging to chemist John Gray who becomes amateur sleuth after developing the film and goes in search of the woman captured by the photograph. When the camera is stolen from his laboratory, Gray's suspicions are further aroused. Written by Anonymous

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CHILLS AND THRILLS FOLLOW "THE GHOST CAMERA!"


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Film debut of Ida Lupino. See more »

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John Gray: I don't wish to appear melodramatic but I think those are blood stains.
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A neglected masterpiece.
17 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the top ten movies I have ever seen. Perhaps surprising given its age; though maybe not, as the screenplay was by a very young David Lean, and it shows. The narrative is pacey and gripping. There is a better plot than in most thrillers, and the acting is superb. The editing easily competes with a modern blockbuster, and the film has superb atmosphere. Truly timeless, this film deserves a lot more exposure; it's as good as it gets.

I must disagree with the 'primitive' warning in the review above. Though undeniably a film of it's time, the era adds a certain stylishness which augments rather than detracts from the plot. And technically, if this were in colour you would think it were made last week.

I recommend everyone to seek out this film, you won't regret it. Though it may be hard to find.


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