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The Moonstone (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 20 August 1934 (USA)
Typical Monogram whodunit from the 30's, with dialogue and sound effects based on the well known mystery book with same title. A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
David Manners ...
Phyllis Barry ...
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Carl Von Lucker
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Herbert Bunston ...
Charles Irwin ...
Elspeth Dudgeon ...
John Davidson ...
Yandoo
Claude King ...
Sir Basil Wynard
Olaf Hytten ...
Evalyn Bostock ...
Roseanna Spearman (as Evelyn Bostock)
Fred Walton ...
Henry the Butler
John Power ...
The Driver
Harold Entwistle ...
Sutter
A.C. Henderson ...
Robbin
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Typical Monogram whodunit from the 30's, with dialogue and sound effects based on the well known mystery book with same title. A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and it is up to Scotland Yard inspector Charles Irwin to find out who did it among all the suspects who were in the house. Written by Daniel Camargo <chaney@urbi.com.br>

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A Jóia Maldita  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Moonstone - who dunnit?
27 July 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

David Manners and Phyllis Barry star in Moonstone, one of the last pictures directed by Reginal Barker. Part of the Reelmedia/Treeline Murder Mystery Collection, the sound and picture quality are pretty rough. IMDb shows original length of 62 minutes, but the Reelmedial version is only 46 minutes... hmmmm... it was already short to begin with... wonder if the missing minutes were cut due to poor quality of the film. It has the usual murder-mystery ingredients - creepy characters, dark and stormy night, lights going out, the man from Scotland yard. The case gets conveniently solved in short order (since this version is so short to begin with) and there are no plots turns or twists. My favorite character is Betteredge, the mouthy old housekeeper, played by Elspeth Dudgeon (born in 1871!) I'd be quite interested to see the 62 minute version sometime.


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