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Curtain at Eight (1933)

 -  Mystery  -  1 October 1933 (USA)
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An elderly detective sets out to find who murdered a stage actor.

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Jim Hanvey - Detective
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Lola Cresmer
Paul Cavanagh ...
Wylie Thornton - Actor
Sam Hardy ...
Martin Gallagher - Captain of Detectives
Marion Shilling ...
Anice Cresmer
Russell Hopton ...
Terry Mooney - Reporter
Natalie Moorhead ...
Alma Jenkins Thornton
Hale Hamilton ...
Major Manning
Ruthelma Stevens ...
Doris Manning
Arthur Hoyt ...
Watkins - Night Watchman
Dot Farley ...
Ella - Party Guest
Jack Mulhall ...
Carey Weldon
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An elderly detective sets out to find who murdered a stage actor.

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1 October 1933 (USA)  »

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It's always nice to find a film "presumed lost" sitting in a DVD store!
2 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

C. Aubrey Smith is first billed in the movie credits (although Dorothy Mackaill precedes him in the advertising posters) and does a fine job too. Admittedly, he looks much older than we would expect, but he carries his detective role role with all his customary assurance, even though he is sometimes forced to play second fiddle to Sam Hardy's aggressively loud-mouthed but dim-witted policeman. The support cast is full of interesting faces, not the least of which is an amazingly well-trained chimp! Good to see reliables like villainous Paul Cavanagh and Syd Saylor plus comic relief Herman Bing and ego-bruising Russell Hopton in prominent roles. The girls are rather stylish too. I love their costumes! Despite an obvious "B" budget, director E. Mason Hopper infuses a reasonable amount of mystery and suspense into the movie's 61 minutes.


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