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Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 22 February 1935 (USA)
A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.

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Tom Kelsey, Alias Roswell T. Forrest
Dorothy Libaire ...
Kay Deving
Harry Ellerbe ...
Marvin Deving (as Harry Ellerbee)
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Dick French
Willie Best ...
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Joseph B. Tate
DeWitt Jennings ...
Captain Beegle
Spencer Charters ...
Chief Of Police Britt
Arthur Hoyt ...
Dr. O'Rourke
Matt McHugh ...
Madden
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McArthur aka Arthur Mack
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Roswell T. Forrest
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On vacation, schoolteacher/detective Miss Withers flies to Catalina Island; on landing, a passenger is found mysteriously dead. With local authorities unwilling to make waves over a natural (they hope) death, Miss Withers interests her old friend Inspector Piper in the case; for reasons of his own, he flies out to take over the investigation. He should know better than to try taking over from Miss Withers... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Crime na Lua de Mel  »

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A shoe with a "K" carved on the heel would leave an impression with the "K" reversed. The "K" in the heel print in the movie is not reversed, showing that it's not really a heel print. See more »

Quotes

Hildegarde Withers: [after the doctor, who has just come from the beach in an old-fashioned swimsuit, says it's a natural death] Are you quite capable of judging?
Dr. O'Rourke: Well, I ought to be - I am a doctor!
Hildegarde Withers: Well, I took you for a lifeguard.
Dr. O'Rourke: [With indignance] I gave him a very thorough examination.
Hildegarde Withers: [Sarcastically] I can imagine!
Dr. O'Rourke: I resent your attitude, madame!
Hildegarde Withers: [Remarking on his bizarre bathing suit] Don't try to be impressive in that drape, young man. You can't frighten me until you put on your trousers.
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Follows Murder on the Blackboard (1934) See more »

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The Wedding March
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by Brooks Benedict
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I never look at a corpse on an empty stomach
26 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Another fun Hildegarde Withers mystery starring the great Edna May Oliver. This is the third and final Withers film starring Oliver. She would be replaced by two other actresses in the other films. Those don't match up to the Oliver entries in the series but are watchable. The plot here is about Hildy flying on a plane when one of the passengers is mysteriously killed. When the plane lands Hildy wastes no time starting her investigation. She contacts Inspector Piper (James Gleason), who quickly comes to help. Oliver and Gleason are terrific, as always. Their banter and chemistry is the primary reason to watch these movies. Nice cast includes Leo G. Carroll and the lovely Lola Lane. Willie Best also appears in one of his stereotypical parts that will make some modern viewers uncomfortable.


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