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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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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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The Ghost of a Former Captain ... A Maniac at Large on Shipboard! ... Murder after Murder! ... A Masterless Ship Plowing the Fog-Enshrouded Seas! See more »

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15 March 1934 (USA)  »

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Det mystiske skib  »

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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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Forced and Silly
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a bit of a curiosity. I don't know much about Noah Beery, but his name on the top of the bill is interesting. He barely appears in the movie. It's about some secret navigation device for piloting ships by remote control. There is an enemy force that is after it and its inventor. On board an ocean liner, where it is being tested, the captain (Beery) becomes deranged and is replaced. Soon a couple murders take place and the captain is seen by people (though he quickly disappears). There is some device where people communicate using a machine where you write in cursive hand. Of course, radio has been invented. This is so silly. There's also a subplot with he romantic aspirations of an old woman who is utterly insufferable. Her being there contributes nothing but the screeching of nails on a blackboard. There is really no plot and in the end I'm not sure anything was resolved. Not really much of a movie.


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