A industrialist has a row with his son, who leaves home. Meanwhile, both his assistant and solicitor conspire to embezzle a fortune in bonds. A plucky young newspaper reporter pursues the rich man's daughter.

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A industrialist has a row with his son, who leaves home. Meanwhile, both his assistant and solicitor conspire to embezzle a fortune in bonds. A plucky young newspaper reporter pursues the rich man's daughter.

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May 1937 (UK)  »

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It's a bit stodgy, truth be told...
7 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film under the title ALIBI BREAKER, where it got a showing on Talking Pictures TV, an excellent channel for showing obscure old B-movies. It's another film where a camera plays a pivotal role in bringing a criminal to justice, as the original title, DOUBLE EXPOSURES, hints at.

However, the film itself is rather stodgy and it does feel very dated. The viewer is introduced to a sprawling family seemingly filled with comedic butlers, ne'er-do-well sons, and scheming associates. A lawyer is about to rip off the father of the family, but things don't exactly go according to plan and a young journalist ends up becoming something of an amateur sleuth when a murder takes place.

I love these 1930s crime films but ALIBI BREAKER doesn't have a great deal to recommend it. Basil Radford (THE LADY VANISHES) is credited in a large role, and the director is none other than John Paddy Carstairs, who would go on working right through to the 1960s. There's some brief innovation in having repeated panning shots rather than shooting everything in the old static style, and some of the humour is mildly amusing, but overall this is a bit of a bore.


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