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The Lady in Scarlet (1935)

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When a wealthy art dealer is murdered, the private investigator hired for the case discovers a web of blackmail, corruption and stolen bonds.

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Oliver Keith
Patricia Farr ...
Ella Carey
Jameson Thomas ...
Dr. Phillip J. Boyer (as Jamison Thomas)
Dorothy Revier ...
Julia Sayre
James Bush ...
Arthur Pennyward
John St. Polis ...
Jerome T. Shelby
Claudia Dell ...
Alice Sayre
John T. Murray ...
Albert J. Sayre
Lew Kelly ...
Police Inspector Lewis Trainey
Jack Adair ...
F. W. Dyker
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When a wealthy art dealer is murdered, the private investigator hired for the case discovers a web of blackmail, corruption and stolen bonds.

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20 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Pretty good, considering
30 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the genre and the time, this is a pretty good murder mystery. Other reviewers have noted the similarity to the Thin Man Nick and Nora roles. I found the couple in this movie to be many rungs down on the ladder from Nick and Nora. The couple are husband and wife, and she's not a detective - she's his secretary. Unfortunately, the faux battling between the couple is less than playful to modern eyes - he shoves her from behind, taps her drink into her face, takes a slap at her body, and constantly refers to her in explicitly belittling terms. Yes, we're supposed to understand that it's 'banter,' but the writing took it to far - unlike the Thin Man, which is always played in an obviously affectionate manner. Here, the last words out of his mouth are "Come on, stupid." Not nice at all.

Having said that, the movie works fairly well. The detective is smarter than the police inspector, but the inspector is not a clown - he's just one acceptable step behind. The wife/sidekick is given some stilted lines - they just didn't get the Nora Charles role right here. There are multiple suspects, and attractive women. For fans of the genre, it's definitely worth watching, though you may cringe at some of the husband's 'playfulness,' as I did. There's a fine line between playful and cruel, evidently.


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