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The Lady in Scarlet (1935)

Approved | | Mystery, Romance | 20 October 1935 (USA)
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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Cast overview:
Oliver Keith
Ella Carey
Dr. Phillip J. Boyer (as Jamison Thomas)
Julia Sayre
James Bush ...
Arthur Pennyward
Jerome T. Shelby
Alice Sayre
Albert J. Sayre
Lew Kelly ...
Police Inspector Lewis Trainey
Jack Adair ...
F. W. Dyker


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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Mystery | Romance






Release Date:

20 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dama Escarlate  »

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This film received its first telecast Sunday 12 May 1940 on New York City's pioneer, and still experimental television station W2XBS. Post WWII television audiences in Los Angeles got their first look at it Saturday 2 August 1952 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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About average but I did really like Oliver Keith's assistant
11 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During the 1930s and 40s, the quality as well as cheapo studios made zillions of murder mystery films--so many that it's easy to get them all mixed up in your head. While some of the films were stand-outs, such as the Charlie Chan or Saint films, too many just weren't made very well or offered nothing but retreads of the same old same old characters and stories. In many ways, "The Lady in Scarlett" is yet another dreary mystery films--with the usual get 'em all together in a room and get one of them to incriminate him/herself at the end of the film finale. These were ludicrous but so many of the films followed this same sort of formula. In most ways, this film did too...but fortunately, it did offer two things to set it apart--Reginald Denny's erudite persona and his assistant, who was anything but! In fact, she was a complete smart aleck and kept me interested in an otherwise passable film. Well worth seeing just because of her!

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