14 user 3 critic

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.



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A pretty young music teacher is bludgeoned to death in Hildegarde's school, where she's reunited with Oscar, but the autopsy report says she was dying from poison too.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After Hildegarde proves that the accidental riding death on a Central Park bridle path is really murder, she's faced with a plethora of red herrings and a real killer.

Directors: William Hamilton, Edward Killy
Stars: James Gleason, Helen Broderick, Louise Latimer
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Shady stockbroker and abusive husband Gerald Parker is found dead in the penguin pool of a NYC aquarium after being knocked cold by his wife's boyfriend.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While Oscar and Hildegarde are attending a Broadway show, a press agent is shot in an actress' dressing room and an actor is murdered onstage in full view of the audience. Oscar and Hildegarde are on the case.

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Marjorie Lord
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A priceless Cellini silver cup is stolen from a local museum with both Hildegarde and Oscar on the case.

Director: Ben Holmes
Stars: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Owen Davis Jr.
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Screwball comedy has wealthy mystery writer Paula Bradford using her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason
The Great Lie (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor
Comedy | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of disparate travelers are caught are thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the start of WWII.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold
San Francisco (1936)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Torchy, Steve, and Gahagan are on the trail of a bank robber aboard an ocean liner traveling from New York to L.A. via the Panama Canal.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Lola Lane, Paul Kelly, Tom Kennedy
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward Brophy


Complete credited cast:
Tom Kelsey, Alias Roswell T. Forrest
Kay Deving
Harry Ellerbe ...
Marvin Deving (as Harry Ellerbee)
Dick French
Willie Best ...
Willie (as Sleep 'n' Eat)
Joseph B. Tate
DeWitt Jennings ...
Captain Beegle
Spencer Charters ...
Chief Of Police Britt
Arthur Hoyt ...
Dr. O'Rourke
Matt McHugh ...
McArthur aka Arthur Mack
Roswell T. Forrest


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Mystery


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 February 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime na Lua de Mel  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Oscar Piper: Well, where's the corpse?
Hildegarde Withers: [Faking befuddlement] Now let me see - what did I do with that corpse? Oh, the police station! Come on, Oscar!
Oscar Piper: Just a minute, it'll keep until after lunch, won't it?
Hildegarde Withers: Well, I hope so.
Oscar Piper: I never look at a corpse on an empty stomach. Com'on.
Hildegarde Withers: Hmmmm.
See more »


Followed by Murder on a Bridle Path (1936) See more »


The Wedding March
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by Brooks Benedict
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: