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The Black Abbot (1934)

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A gang of crooks uses the legend of a ghost haunting an old dark mansion to help them kidnap a rich man.



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Complete credited cast:
John Stuart ...
Frank Brooks
Judy Kelly ...
Sylvia Hillcrest
Edgar Norfolk ...
Brian Heslewood
Richard Cooper ...
Lord Jerry Pilkdown
Drusilla Wills ...
Mary Hillcrist
Farren Soutar ...
John Hillcrist
Cyril Smith ...
Alf Higgins
Davina Craig ...
Jane, the maid
Earl Grey ...
Phillips, the butler
Charlie Marsh
John Turnbull ...
Inspector Lockwood


A gang of crooks uses the legend of a ghost haunting an old dark mansion to help them kidnap a rich man.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery





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21 May 1934 (USA)  »

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Old dark mansion comedy-mystery that is too talky
19 February 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

A rather silly British comedy-mystery that takes place in an old mansion & an adjoining monastery which is supposedly haunted by the Black Abbot. There is too much talk (often in the form of isolated, stagy vignettes, & too little plot. Some of the smaller roles are juicier than the major roles. For example, the parts of Aunt Mary (played by Drusilla Wills) & the maid (played by an unknown actress who keeps wiping her nose) are well done.

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