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The Rogues' Tavern (1936)

Approved | | Mystery | 4 June 1936 (USA)
A mad killer is on the loose in a hotel on a dark, gloomy night.

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(as Bob Hill)

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(original screenplay)
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Jimmy Kelly
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Marjorie Burns
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Gloria Robloff
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Mrs. Jamison
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Bill
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Mr. Jamison
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Morgan
John Cowell ...
Hughes (as John W. Cowell)
Vincent Dennis ...
Bert
Arthur Loft ...
Wentworth
Ivo Henderson ...
Harrison
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Mason
Silver Wolf ...
Silver Wolf
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A mad killer is on the loose in a hotel on a dark, gloomy night.

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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Saturday 21 October 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). West Coast television viewers got their first look at it Tuesday 27 September 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Gloria says that Harrison liked coffee, she has two hands holding the cup. In the next longer shot, only one of her hands holds the cup and it is held lower down. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Kelly: I am an officer, but I'm traveling incognito.
Bert: I thought you came in a bus.
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Connections

Remade as The Black Raven (1943) See more »

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A watchable, borderline Old Dark House movie with nice humorous touches
7 April 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

A hard to find movie that was originally distributed by Puritan Pictures. This is a borderline Old Dark House movie. It takes place at the Red Rock Tavern, which is an old dark hotel; there's a thunderstorm & three murders, & the lights do go out, but no secret passageways. Nice humorous touches, especially in the interchanges between Wallace Ford's character & his fiancee, played by Barbara Pepper (who has her Mae West expressions down pat). Joan Woodbury plays a strange character with many premonitions; the director seems fascinated by Joan, & the camera often isolates her in unusual closeups that lose sight of the rest of the cast & the backdrops. A watchable film, especially for Old Dark House fans, but not a great one by any means. I rate it 4/10.


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