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The Ace of Spades (1935)

The wife of a candidate for Parliament is having an affair with the brother of her husband's rival. Her lover is running for election on a promise of building a railway that the community ... See full summary »

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The wife of a candidate for Parliament is having an affair with the brother of her husband's rival. Her lover is running for election on a promise of building a railway that the community needs, but a wealthy landowner won't give permission for the railway to be built over his land. When the landowner is later found dead, suspicion falls on the adulterous candidate. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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5 August 1935 (UK)  »

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Undistinguished, aside from the supporting players
19 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE ACE OF SPADES is your usual routine murder mystery filmed at Twickenham Studios by George Pearson. Once again the setting is a country house and the characters are all dressed up in their best dinner jackets. The back story is a little convoluted and not one of the most interesting of its type, involving a politician, an affair, a landowner, and a planning application. However, once a murder takes place, it all becomes a little more conventional and watchable.

The most notable thing about this otherwise undistinguished production is the supporting cast. None of the leading players are particularly noticeable, but there are smaller parts for the likes of Felix Aylmer, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sebastian Shaw, and Michael Shepley, all of whom would make their marks elsewhere. Otherwise THE ACE OF SPADES is only for fans of this era's somewhat stilted style of film-making.


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