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 ...
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William C. McGann
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
"Mystery House" is a short B film based on a story by mystery writer Mignon Eberhardt. The only recognizable person for me was Ann Sheridan as a nurse caring for an elderly woman, and since I knew William Hopper was in it, I looked for him. I never would have realized it was Paul Drake of "Perry Mason" fame, he looked so young and had no gray hair! The plot concerns a board of directors on retreat at the house of the president of the company. He announces to them that one of the board members is an embezzler. Later he is found murdered, but it is judged a suicide. His daughter hires a detective (Dick Purcell), recommended by the nurse, to investigate. Another murder assumed a suicide takes place. It's getting to be an epidemic. Can the detective solve the case before everybody is dead? There's not a tremendous amount of action in this film, which seemed a little rushed. Also, not knowing most of the actors, it was hard to differentiate the men - they seemed to be all tall with dark hair. This is obviously a very early role for Ann Sheridan, who would move into A films.
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