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Strange Boarders (1938)

Pre-war intelligence man Tommy Blythe interrupts his honeymoon to investigate the discovery of vital Air Ministry blueprints on a woman killed in a London road accident. The trail leads to ... See full summary »

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Tom Walls ...
Tommy Blythe
Renée Saint-Cyr ...
Louise Blythe
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Elsie
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Barstow
C.V. France ...
Col. Lionel Anstruther
Nina Boucicault ...
Mrs. Anstruther
Leon M. Lion ...
Luke
C. Denier Warren ...
Fry
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Mrs. Dewar
Marda Vanne ...
Mrs. Greatorex
Arthur Goullet ...
Senor Torres
George Curzon ...
Sir Charles
Bryan Powley ...
George Gateshead
Tyrell Davis ...
Hayes (as Tyrrell Davis)
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Miss Pitter
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Pre-war intelligence man Tommy Blythe interrupts his honeymoon to investigate the discovery of vital Air Ministry blueprints on a woman killed in a London road accident. The trail leads to a boarding house in Notting Hill and its varied tenants. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Detektivens Bryllupsnat  »

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My brief review of the film
16 December 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

An archetypal mystery film with elements of comedy and thriller, there are enough amusing parts, interesting performances and well paced sections that it is overall okay viewing, and it certainly improves towards the end. The beginning and the middle sections of the film contain events that are predictable and lame comedy bits, but the conclusion and the events leading to it have an intriguing nature. It is not an extraordinary film, rather ordinary in most aspects, other than some excellent sound recording. The mystery plot is not too fascinating at all, but the film ends on a good note though, so it is quite possible that the film will leave one satisfied, even if not much more than that.


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