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Murder at Glen Athol (1936)

A famous detective is invited to a swanky party at an elegant mansion, but before the night is over he finds himself involved with gangsters, blackmail and murder.

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Complete credited cast:
John Miljan ...
Bill Holt
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Jane Maxwell
Iris Adrian ...
Muriel Randel
Noel Madison ...
Gus Colleti
Oscar Apfel ...
Reuben Marshall
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Tom Randel
Harry Holman ...
Campbell Snowden
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Ann Randel
James P. Burtis ...
Mike 'Jeff' Jefferies (as James Burtis)
Lew Kelly ...
Police Sgt. Olsen
Wilson Benge ...
Simpson - Butler
E.H. Calvert ...
District Attorney McDougal (as Capt. Calvert)
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A famous detective is invited to a swanky party at an elegant mansion, but before the night is over he finds himself involved with gangsters, blackmail and murder.

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28 February 1936 (USA)  »

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This film received its earliest documented telecast in New York City Sunday 10 August 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Engrossing Story from a poverty row studio
20 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

John Miljan who normally played smooth and oily villains plays a smooth and dapper detective of the William Powell school in Murder At Glen Athol. Although this film was done for a poverty row outfit called Invincible Pictures this was not a bad film and could have easily been a B film from one of the units at a major studio.

The dapper Miljan and his ex-pug house man James Burtis get invited next door to a swank society event sponsored by brother and sister Oscar Apfel and Betty Blythe. Among the guests is brassy Iris Adrian who before the evening is out has any number of people wanting to kill her. But later not only is Iris dead, but two other people as well including Blythe's son who made what could be and was taken for a confession.

Of course in true murder mystery tradition it's not all that simple. Miljan does a good job in sorting through the obvious suspects and in the end the puzzle is solved.

The sets are flimsy and threadbare, but the story is engrossing and the end was if not quite original taken from Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express in terms of justice. Check this one out.


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