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The House of Secrets (1936)

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

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Julie Kenmore
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Tom Starr
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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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Mysteries and thrills from cellar to garret...from start to finish it's the fastest, most furious, most gripping chiller you've ever seen! (original poster) See more »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Saturday 13 November 1948 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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Dan Wharton: That dick can see with his ears and with the back of his head.
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Remake of The House of Secrets (1929) See more »

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A Watched Plot Never Boils
2 August 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Sailing from the United States to London, chivalrous Leslie Fenton (as Barry Wilding) saves pretty Muriel Evans (as Julie Kenmore) from the advances of brutish Matty Kemp. The lady is grateful, but rejects Mr. Fenton's more mannered advances. After debarking, Fenton learns he has inherited a deceased uncle's estate. But, when he visits his mansion, Fenton is chased off the property, by interloping inhabitants. Surprisingly, Ms. Evans (the woman he saved on the ship) is among the uninvited tenants. During the running time, you go from wondering what's happening in "The House of Secrets", to indifference. Fenton and a good cast, including pal Sidney Blackmer (as Tom Starr), try to keep it simmering.

**** The House of Secrets (10/28/36) Roland D. Reed ~ Leslie Fenton, Muriel Evans, Sidney Blackmer


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