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The House of Secrets (1936)

Passed  -  Mystery  -  28 October 1936 (USA)
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Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

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Cast overview:
Leslie Fenton ...
Barry Wilding
Muriel Evans ...
Julie Kenmore
Noel Madison ...
Dan Wharton
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Tom Starr
Morgan Wallace ...
Dr. Kenmore
Holmes Herbert ...
Sir Bertram Evans - Home Secretary
Ian Maclaren ...
Commissioner Cross
Jameson Thomas ...
Coventry
Syd Saylor ...
Ed
Matty Fain ...
Jumpy
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Hector Munson
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Globe-trotter Barry Wilding (Leslie Fenton) intercedes when a man annoys Julie Kenmore (Muriel Evans) on a ship crossing the English Channel, but she refuses to tell him her name or address. Barry determines to find her in London, but he is summoned to a lawyer's office and informed that he has inherited "The Hawk's Nest", a large estate outside London. He has to sign a declaration that he will never sell the property. He arrives there and is roughly put off his own property be trespassers who have taken up residence. Despite offers to buy the estate and warnings to get out of England, Barry refuses to do either. Julie appears and tells Barry she is living at "The Hawk's Nest" and he must allow her and her father, Dr. Kenmore (Morgan Wallace), to continue to live there for at least six months, and he can not visit her there. But Barry continues to try to solve the mystery that surrounds his inheritance even after being attacked by three American gangsters. Barry tries to enlist the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Sir Bertram Evans - Home Secretary: I think, sir, you have said entirely too much.
Tom Starr: You're right. From now on I intend doing something.
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Scientists, pirates, and gangster, oh my
29 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The House Of Secrets is owned by Leslie Fenton and he's come over to the United Kingdom to claim his legacy. However as it turns out once he gets there he finds it occupied by Muriel Evans a girl he met on the boat coming over and her family and the family runs him off his own property like he was a trespasser.

In addition to that American gangster Noel Madison and a pair of henchmen come over on the same boat because they hear that there is pirate treasure at that same estate. Also over in the United Kingdom is Sidney Blacker chasing Madison for a murder he did on this side of the pond.

There's a whole lot of people interested in Fenton's newly acquired real estate and that includes the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom himself. A lot of plot for a B picture out of poverty row studio Chesterfield Pictures.

It's all quite silly and the various elements don't mix well and no coherent story is ever established. Some good players look very silly in this one.


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