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Mystery House (1938)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Mystery | 21 May 1938 (USA)
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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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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Clue Club #12: Mystery House  »

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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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Follows The Patient in Room 18 (1938) See more »

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Not bad for what it is
19 December 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Decent old programmer with a locked door murder mystery and a cast of familiar faces as suspects. A bland detective (Dick Purcell) tries to get to the bottom of things as all the suspects are gathered in the obligatory old dark house. You can figure out the rest. Solid cast includes Ann Sheridan, Ben Welden, William Hopper, and Anne Nagel. "Best name" award goes to Elspeth Dudgeon, who plays the cranky old lady in the wheelchair. My favorite scene comes at the end when Purcell goes to arrest the killer and is ignominiously knocked on his rear end. Also, dig that fireplace with the quote "The end of all good hunting is nearer than you dream" across the front in huge letters. If that had anything to do with anything, I must have missed it. This isn't the type of movie anyone's going to brag about seeing but if you're looking for a breezy whodunnit, you could do a lot worse than this. Short runtime helps a lot.


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