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Murder by an Aristocrat (1936)

Approved | | Mystery | 13 June 1936 (USA)
Bayard Thatcher is blackmailing the family into which he has married. He demands $25,000 by the next night or else he will tell about shady deals and family skeletons. That is the price the... See full summary »

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John Tweed
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Dave Thatcher (as Gordon Elliott)
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Adela Thatcher
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Bayard Thatcher (as William Davidson)
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Hilary Thatcher
Florence Fair ...
Evelyn Thatcher
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Bayard Thatcher is blackmailing the family into which he has married. He demands $25,000 by the next night or else he will tell about shady deals and family skeletons. That is the price the bully Bayard demands for leaving the family alone. At Midnight, he is shot and Dr. Carick is called. He has nurse Keating take care of Bayard's superficial wound and watch over him. Later that night, a mysterious person steals the gun under his pillow as he is out arguing with someone. He is still alive in the morning and demands the money before nightfall, but he does not live long enough to claim it. Who did him in? Sally Keating has some clues and a lot of questions. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Clue Club #7: Murder by an Aristocrat  »

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Filming began with Margaret Lindsay cast as Sally Keating. Lindsay left the project for personal reasons. See more »

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Follows The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936) See more »

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"Psychic" nurse solves murder
12 May 2004 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Snappy 60 minute Clue Club mystery featuring blackmail and the elimination of the aristocratic Thatcher family. Based upon the 1932 novel of the same name by Mignon Good Eberhart, a nurse heroine is able to put together the pieces of a mystery that confound the local district attorney. Pretty difficult to keep up with myriad of clues and figure out "who done it" ahead of the nurse-detective who seems even "psychic" in her ability to divine the murderer. The movie title says it all -- the murderer is an aristocrat. It would have been nice for the property department to actually supply the cast with a revolver instead of an automatic -- but it really does not matter to the plot. In many Eberhart mysteries, Sarah Keate is the nurse-detective, but in Murder by an Aristocrat, the name used is Sally Keating. Directed by Frank McDonald. Cast includes Marguerite Churchill, John Eldredge, Lyle Talbot, Claire Dodd, Virginia Brissac, William Davidson. Orry-Kelley costume design. About as good as these 1930s-era formula mysteries get. Good viewing on a rainy Saturday afternoon.


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