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The Murder Party (1935)

The Night of the Party (original title)
A major newspaper publisher dies in suspicious circumstances during a parlour game at a dinner party. The publishers secretary is the obvious suspect, but the Inspector isn't so sure ...

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Lord Studholme
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Peggy Studholme
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Guy Kennington
Viola Keats ...
Joan Holland
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Jane Millican ...
Anna Chiddiatt
W. Graham Brown ...
Gen. Piddington (as W. Graham Browne)
Muriel Aked ...
Princess Maria Amelia
Gerald Barry ...
Baron Cziatch
Cecil Ramage ...
Howard Vernon
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Insp. Ramage
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Louis Goodrich ...
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Disney Roebuck ...
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A major newspaper publisher dies in suspicious circumstances during a parlour game at a dinner party. The publishers secretary is the obvious suspect, but the Inspector isn't so sure ... Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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16 July 1935 (UK)  »

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£12,500 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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This film was believed lost, but a copy was found and was shown at the NFT in London in March 2000. See more »

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A Good Time Was Not Had By All
17 July 2009 | by (london) – See all my reviews

In 1935 Gaumont British produced 14 films including such classics as The 39 Steps and First A Girl.They also decided in that year that they would make this quota quickie and handed the job to Michael Powell.What the end results show is that even a great director such as Michael Powell can not turn dross into gold.Of course any film which features the ever theatrical Ernest Theisiger can not fail in part to be entertaining but this really is a rather lame effort and clearly Powell just wanted to get it done with as quickly as he could.The denouement of this film reminds me of the Perry Mason series when in the courtroom the culprit breaks down and confesses.To be quite honest by a process of elimination it is not that difficult to guess whodunit.Muriel Aked has what must be one of her best roles.


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