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The Ghost Camera (1933)

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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This film was first telecast in New York City Wednesday 1 June 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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John Gray: I don't think I've ever been considered particularly humorous. I should think I err rather on the side of solemnity... almost morbidity.
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Non too remarkable British thriller
3 April 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

There are some lost films that, upon discovery, make you wonder how a film of such calibre could ever become lost. The Ghost Camera isn't one of those films; I suspect that I won't be long before I forget it myself, as while this is an interesting little film, there really isn't anything about it that makes it stand out from many similar films. The film takes the same plot idea that would go on to be used in films such as 'Blow-Up', and follows a chemist named John Gray as he winds up with a camera that has a picture of a murderer on it. We follow him and his female sidekick as they try to get to the bottom of the mystery. The plot is very simple, and basically follows the pair as they get into one situation after the next. The acting is decent enough for a cheap film and Henry Kendall does well in the lead role, as his dorky performance is one of the most striking things about the film. He is joined by the better known Ida Lupino and John Mills, who both do well in supporting roles. The film clearly didn't cost much, and this always evident in everything from the style to the short running time. The ending is decent enough, but again; not too memorable and on the whole, I can't say that I'd recommend seeking this film out - but it's OK enough for a single viewing.


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