Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ... See full summary »
Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, she was kidnaped by her uncle and is the daughter of a wealthy railroad tycoon. Under the watchful eye of Godfrey D. Scott, an attempt on her life is foiled. But a fake telegram put her on a private railroad car heading east. It is in this car that her life is again in danger and people are murdered. Written by
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Weird, yet wonderful, this is one of the best "B" films M-G-M ever made.
One of the best from M-G-M's "B" hive, not only for sheer entertainment, but for technical and artistic quality as well.
Super fast-paced, densely written and ingeniously characterized, the story comes to a stunningly extravagant climax.
Beaumont's direction is as zippily smooth as the crackerjack plot. The work of two photographers is superbly meshed by a deft film editor, while the dazzling art direction and attractive costume design are miracles of Hollywood craftsmanship.
Mary Carlisle makes a delightfully sympathetic heroine. She receives solid support all the way down the line, especially from Una Merkel and Charlie Ruggles.
Imaginatively weird, extravagantly bizarre, this unusual mystery thriller is a real winner.
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