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The Avenging Hand (1936)

A Chicago gangster is pleasantly surprised by violent crime in London. When he discovers crooks are after a mysterious package, and murder an innocent match-seller for it, he turns detective.

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Lee Barwell
Kathleen Kelly ...
Gwen Taylor
Louis Borel ...
Pierre Charrell (as Louis Borell)
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Toni Visetti
Reginald Long ...
Charles Mason
Penelope Parkes ...
Elizabeth
Tarva Penna ...
Conrad Colter (as Tarver Penna)
Bela Mila ...
Mrs. Penworthy
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Streeter (as Henry Longhurst)
Billie de la Volta ...
Muriel (as B. de la Volta)
Joan Kemp-Welch ...
Madame Ambrosia
Fred Bush ...
Hotel manager
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A Chicago gangster is pleasantly surprised by violent crime in London. When he discovers crooks are after a mysterious package, and murder an innocent match-seller for it, he turns detective.

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28 September 1936 (UK)  »

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Botched quota quickie
21 June 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film only lasts 64 minutes but there are so many holes in the continuity that it would seem as if at least 10 minutes had been taken out of it.Beery plays a gangster in London on holiday.He tries to book into a room in a hotel on New Years Eve which does nt have any free rooms.In one of the rooms a murder is committed.A verdict of suicide is brought in at an inquest,this despite the fact that the victim was shot from about 3 yards away!Beery who had previously befriended the victim decides to solve the murder.the fact that virtually all the action takes place within the hotel is a large clue to the poverty of the production.It is the sort of film that gave quota quickies a bad name.


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