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Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1 December 1939 (USA)
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It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's ... See full summary »

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Gordon Harker ...
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Linden Travers ...
Miss Angela Meadows
Wally Patch ...
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Edward Chapman ...
Captain Edwin Fraser
Philip Leaver ...
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Dr. Manners
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It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's holiday." One of their fellow boarders at Balmoral Guest House, Captain Fraser of the Royal Navy, goes out one dismal night, with his pet terrier, and is found crushed and burned to death, in his wrecked roadster at the foot of a cliff. Hornleigh and Bingham, residing at Brighthaven incognito and the last people to see Fraser,are taken into custody by the local police. It was impossible to identify the charred body and the dog is missing. Hornleigh, suspecting murder, identifies himself and goes to work on the case. Hornleigh proves that the crash was neither suicide nor accident, and that the body is not Fraser, despite an identifying tattoo on the back of the hand. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1 December 1939 (USA)  »

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Inspektör Hornleigh på semester  »

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The first feature of Michael Denison See more »

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When Bingham and Hornleigh think they are talking to the villain 'Spider Joe' on the telephone Hornleigh doesn't disguise his voice. Surely Bingham would have worked out who was at the other end of the line. See more »

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Follows Inspector Hornleigh (1939) See more »

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Hamlet
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by 'Louis Levy'
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The best of the three
14 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My wife and I are on a mega B&W "screen in" at the moment (mostly British - the preferred genre) and Saturday nights are like the old cinema used to be! Without the usherette.

However, the two previous reviewers have said just about everything you need to know about this film - Harker and, especially, Sim are superb.

Look out for the very subtle and much underplayed joke with the billiard cue - classic! Had me bursting out with laughter when I noticed it, and I'm sure this was the deft touch of Alastair Sim.

Minimum of ten lines of text it said! So, what more can be said apart from looking out for actors like Kynaston Reeves (the 'beak' in the BBC television's 1950s Billy Bunter) and many much loved uncredited character actors such as Irene Handl, Peter Bull, Megs Jenkins, Derek Farr et al. I wouldn't put the duo of Harker and Sim quite in the Laurel and Hardy league but it is a great shame that there were only three made.

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