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The Last Warning (1938)

 |  Mystery  |  6 January 1939 (USA)
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In their third and last teaming, Bill Crane and Doc Williams visit a country estate to investigate threatening letters from the mysterious 'Eye.'


(as Al Rogell)


(screenplay), (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Preston Foster ...
Frank Jenks ...
Dawn Day aka Minnie Schultz
Kay Linaker ...
Carla Rodriguez
E.E. Clive ...
Major Barclay
Frances Robinson ...
Linda Essex
Raymond Parker ...
John Essex (as Ray Parker)
Robert Paige ...
Tony Henderson (as Robert Page)
Higgs the Butler
Roland Drew ...
Paul Gomez
Crane Whitley ...
Detective Slocumbe (as Clem Wilencheck)
Orville Caldwell ...
Inspector Wilson
Richard Lane ...
Steve Felson


In their third and last teaming, Bill Crane and Doc Williams visit a country estate to investigate threatening letters from the mysterious 'Eye.'

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6 January 1939 (USA)  »

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The Dead Don't Care  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »


Doc Williams: What were you doing the night those shots were fired at Essex?
Dawn Day: I was busy reloading the gun.
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An excellent mystery!
21 January 2002 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ.) – See all my reviews

A very clever and interesting mystery! It's great fun to watch the 2 detectives insult (and make fun of) stuffy butlers and British Majors, etc.

The method of the killings is extremely clever; the viewer will never guess how it was done!

Also, Joyce Compton (finally!) plays a sexy starlet, instead of her usual "dizzy broad" role.

Norm Vogel

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