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Mystery House (1938)

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Banker Hubert Kingery invites fellow officers to his hunting lodge only to announce that one of them has forged critical company documents. Later, he is found shot to death, apparently at ... See full summary »

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Gwen Kingery
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Lal Killian
Anthony Averill ...
Julian Barre
Dennie Moore ...
Annette
Hugh O'Connell ...
Newell Morse
Ben Welden ...
Gerald Frawley
Sheila Bromley ...
Terice Von Elm
Elspeth Dudgeon ...
Aunt Lucy Kingery
Anderson Lawler ...
Joe Page (as Anderson Lawlor)
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Banker Hubert Kingery invites fellow officers to his hunting lodge only to announce that one of them has forged critical company documents. Later, he is found shot to death, apparently at his own hand. His daughter, Gwen, is the only one who does not believe it was suicide. She asks help from aunt's nurse, Sarah, who suggests her detective boyfriend, Lance, for the task. When he arrives, he's not sure the death was not a suicide after all. But as he investigates the few available clues, he tries to sort fact from fallacy. Written by D.K. Sullivan

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A piece of wire...a toupee...a rifled safe..3 CLUES! 3 MURDERS! 3 TIMES The Thrills of Any Other Mystery Hit! (original poster) See more »


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21 May 1938 (USA)  »

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A Chave do Mistério  »

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John Harron was in studio records/casting call lists playing "Director" but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

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Scary Old Time Film
15 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Noel M. Smith, Director of this film was a veteran of films and created many films during the Silent Era. This film takes place in an old house, more like a cottage and it occurs during a very bad snow storm with horrible winds blowing and drifting snow against the window panes. There is a group of men attending a board meeting and their wives and girlfriends who are visiting this mysterious house. The men have found out that their business has been cheated out of a large sum of money and they have all gathered together to find out just who forged papers and stole all the company's funds. There is a man who kills himself in a locked room and two other murders happen. Lance O'Leary, (Dick Purcell) is an investigator who is called in by a nurse Sarah Keate, (Ann Sheridan) who attends one of the older members of the household. This film is a B film, but will definitely hold your interest and keep you glued to your seats. Enjoy.


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