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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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Jimmy Kelly
Barbara Pepper ...
Marjorie Burns
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Gloria Robloff
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Mrs. Jamison
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Bill
John Elliott ...
Mr. Jamison
Earl Dwire ...
Morgan
John Cowell ...
Hughes (as John W. Cowell)
Vincent Dennis ...
Bert
Arthur Loft ...
Wentworth
Ivo Henderson ...
Harrison
Ed Cassidy ...
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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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Saturday 21 October 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

Goofs

The person unmasked as the killer was on the other side of the lobby from the sites of the first and third murders when they took place. See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Burns: I'm full of romance, must be this tavern, the fireplace. I feel so poetic, I could make love to a snowman.
Jimmy Kelly: If that Justice of the Peace doesn't show up, the chances are you'll have to.
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Connections

Remade as The Black Raven (1943) See more »

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Clara Kimball Young has The Last Laugh
15 February 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"A collection of travelers has gathered at the 'Red Rock Tavern', an old hotel, during a thunderstorm. All arriving for different reasons, the group is suddenly drawn together by the murder of one of the guests. Two store detectives staying at the hotel try to solve the case as other bodies turn up and the terror increases with each passing moment," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

An eclectic cast makes this "old dark house" variation fairly entertaining, albeit structurally flawed. The leading man and woman are "store detectives" Wallace Ford (as Jimmy Kelly) and Barbara Pepper (as Marjorie Burns). But, the real treat is seeing former silent film superstar Clara Kimball Young (as Mrs. Jamison), in one of her more meaty later year roles. The matronly Ms. Young was one of the biggest stars in films during 1913-1919, and she still has her way with the camera.

***** The Rogues Tavern (1936) Robert F. Hill ~ Wallace Ford, Barbara Pepper, Clara Kimball Young


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