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Dangerous Masquerade (1939)
"Dead Men Are Dangerous" (original title)

 -  Crime  -  February 1939 (UK)
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A down-and-out writer being hounded by collectors stumbles upon dead man lying under a fallen tree limb. Little did he know the man had been murdered, and he concocts a scheme of exchanging... See full summary »

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Aylmer Franklyn
Betty Lynne ...
Nina
John Warwick ...
Goddard
Peter Gawthorne ...
Conray
Merle Tottenham ...
Gladys
John Turnbull ...
Inspector Roberts
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Coroner
Kynaston Reeves ...
James Franklin
Googie Withers
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John Salew ...
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A down-and-out writer being hounded by collectors stumbles upon dead man lying under a fallen tree limb. Little did he know the man had been murdered, and he concocts a scheme of exchanging clothes and identifications in hopes of making a clean slate of things. Coincidental happenings lead the police to his new alias. A secret diary and a murder weapon hold the truth to his innocence while Scotland Yard is now the hound on his trail. The true killers are eventually exposed to him and his sweetheart. Then the truth is exposed. A somewhat frustrating story as the viewer watches errors in judgement from all angles. But a good ending for all except the murderers. Written by Sculpt Again

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Newton a Fine Actor In Overheated Drama
10 September 2011 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Robert Newton was one of the finest actors of his generation.He gave some wonderfully restrained performances even though he is best remembered for his portrayal of long john silver.It is truly a tragedy that he drank himself into an early graves.His output is rather varied as it does depend on the director.Here Harold French does sometimes let Newton off the leash with unfortunate results.the scene in the coroners court is one instance.After all he could hardly have looked less obtrusive had he tried.The story is alas riddled with inconsistencies and is very muddled and poorly handled.If you are a fan of Newton you will enjoy this film otherwise you may find it slightly silly.


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