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The Terror (1938)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  May 1938 (UK)
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A mysterious criminal mastermind plots a spectacular gold robbery, then after the robbery is completed he makes sure his gang is caught by the police, keeps the gold and disappears. After ... See full summary »

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A mysterious criminal mastermind plots a spectacular gold robbery, then after the robbery is completed he makes sure his gang is caught by the police, keeps the gold and disappears. After his former accomplices are released from prison, they go searching for their former boss to take their revenge and get their share of the loot. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Terrible
21 March 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I'm spending a lot of time with 1930's mysteries. This one just isn't worth your time. It has some interesting plot features: the double-blind villain and a double-blind detective. But it has some tedious elements: the spooky mansion with secret doors, the hooded villain, carefully shrouded until the end, too much talk among and to "inspectors," and the not very funny comic relief in the biddy who thinks she knows all. And it spends an inordinate percentage of our patience on the setup and prior events.

You'll guess all the secrets as soon as they are posed.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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