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The Silent Passenger (1935)

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A really well made British murder mystery. Story opens with a dead body found in a trunk. Who's the cold-blooded killer?

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Old Lady Passenger
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Camberly's Accomplice
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A really well made British murder mystery. Story opens with a dead body found in a trunk. Who's the cold-blooded killer?

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British Murder Yarn.
18 September 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Quite polished for the British pre WW2 Edgar Wallace era, with globe trotting Czech Jan (Ekstase, Le Golem) Stalich's lighting and solid looking, uncredited decors as assets.

It's still a formula British crime piece, apparently the first movie Dorothy L. Sayers adaptation, with Silly Ass Haddon's Lord Peter Wimsey getting billed below presentable lovers Loder and Oldland/Newland, drawn into a seedy blackmail plot that spirals into murder. The support cast is familiar faces. Director Denham and Donald Wolfit worked together at this time and this is interesting to watch.

Standard elements,trains and "the Yard of Scotland," as the frog customs man calls it, provide enough interest and the climax in the rail maintenance shed, with a runaway locomotive crashing through the closed door, is an agreeable pay off that outclasses the talk bound activity preceding it.


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