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Mystery Liner (1934)

Passed  -  Adventure | Mystery  -  15 March 1934 (USA)
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Police try to solve a murder on board an ocean liner.

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Major Pope
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Inspector Von Kessling
Ralph Lewis ...
Prof. Grimson
Cornelius Keefe ...
First Officer Cliff Rogers
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Granny Plimpton
Boothe Howard ...
Capt. Downey
Howard C. Hickman ...
Dr. Howard (as Howard Hickman)
Jerry Stewart ...
Edgar Morton
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Joe, the watchman (as George Hayes)
George Cleveland ...
Simms the Steward
John M. Sullivan ...
Watson (as John Maurice Sullivan)
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Captain Holling is relieved of command of his ship after he suffers a nervous breakdown. His replacement, Captain Downey, takes over the liner just as it is about to be used for an experiment in remote control. Professor Grimson has devised a system for controlling the ship from a laboratory on land. But as Grimson demonstrates the system and the special component that makes it work, a rival group is listening in, hoping to use the device for its own purposes. Shortly after the demonstration, the professor is attacked and fatally injured. Major Pope comes on board to investigate the attack, and he decides to come along on the planned trip. Soon the ship is full of passengers and crew--and at least two of the ship's occupants are really enemy agents. Written by Snow Leopard

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Adventure | Mystery

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15 March 1934 (USA)  »

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The Ghost of John Holling  »

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Prof. Grimson: The - ah - tube controls the energy, which will operate it by radio.
First Officer Cliff Rogers: It's uncanny, Professor.
Prof. Grimson: It's... science.
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25 November 2006 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

MYSTERY LINER (1934)

* 1/2 (out of four)

The ship is sailing the ocean when bodies begin to pile up. Is it a stowaway? The captain? Another member? The biggest mystery is trying to figure a way to stay awake. Typical overly talkative Monogram film that tries to be mysterious but forgets to be interesting. Monogram was always smart by releasing films very short (usually under 65 minutes) but this film really doesn't have a thing going for it. By the time the movie is over it feels like a grade D film.

Available on DVD through various PD companies.


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