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Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Aunt Melissa
Arthur Byron ...
Reed Ryan
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Morse (as Ivan Simpson)
Bradley Page ...
Edward Brophy ...
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Mr. Granby
Richard Tucker ...
Mark Torrey
Bernard Siegel ...
Paul Hurst ...
Lt. Sackville


Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight with Sim, Haworth is found dead in his apartment. Everyone has a reason to kill him, but most of the blame is falling on Sim and his love Trenna. If they are to be cleared, it is up to Aunt Melissa to find the killer - and she thinks she knows who is was. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Mystery | Comedy





Release Date:

15 February 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra da Dúvida  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The radio contract Sim got for Trenna at the beginning of the film - 26 weeks at $2,000/week - would be worth a total of $906,000 in 2015. See more »


The opening credits list Bradley Page's character as Haworth. Thirty minutes into the movie, the newspapers announce that "Hayworth" is murdered. Note the discrepancy in the spelling of the character's name. See more »


Sim: When white gloves are turning taupe, rinse them out in Saunders' Soap!
Inez: When small mouths tell wicked jokes, rinse them out with Saunders' Soap!
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Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Isabel Jewell, but dubbed by Marjorie Lane
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An enjoyable mystery with Constance Collier stealing the film.
14 January 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

This is a neat little murder mystery/comedy with noted Shakespearean actress Constance Collier absolutely delightful while making her sound film debut. She plays a rich recluse who hadn't left her apartment for twenty years, but does so when her nephew (Ricardo Cortez) and his actress fiancée (Virginia Bruce) are prime suspects in the murder of Bradley Page, with whom Cortez had fought earlier. Collier didn't like the the idea of Cortez marrying a penniless actress, but changes her mind after she meets Bruce, and sets about to solve the murder by setting a trap for the murderer. I loved the banter between Collier and twinkle-eyed Edward Brophy, playing the detective in charge of the investigation. Their comedy and that of her butler, Ivan Simpson had me chuckling throughout. Also a plus in the film were the presence of Betty Furness and Isabel Jewell, both looking young and beautiful. And I felt good about being able to guess who the murderer was from the clues given. The film is worth seeing, especially for murder mystery buffs.

I noticed one problem with the credits: Bradley Page's onscreen name is spelled "Haworth," but when his murder is reported in the newspaper, it is spelled "Hayworth," which is the way it always was pronounced.

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