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Haunted Honeymoon (1940)
"Busman's Honeymoon" (original title)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Mystery  -  20 September 1940 (USA)
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Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »

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Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise not to get involved with any more crimes as they are 'retired'. As a wedding present, Peter purchases the old Jacobean home, where Harriet grew up, called Tall-boys. After the marriage, they go to their new house to get the keys from the previous owner named Noakes. Noakes, who now has money, has no intention of paying wages or any debts that he owes. Upon arriving at the house, Lord and Lady Wimsey find no one at home and finally borrow a key to get in. They have supper and retire for their honeymoon. The next day, people are brought in to clean the house, the chimneys and the grounds and they find the body of Noakes in the cellar. Lord and Lady Wimsey try to stay out of this murder as they promised, but that may not be so easy after all. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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20 September 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The producers of the second 'Lord Peter Wimsey' series, starring Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter Wimsey, wanted to film a version of this story, but because the rights had been sold to Hollywood years before, they were unable to do so; Petherbridge did act in a version of "Busman's Honeymoon," but it was for the stage and not television or the movies. See more »

Goofs

When Peter examines his new bracelet, it changes its appearance between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lord Peter Wimsey: What seems to be the trouble?
Insp. Andrew Kirk: We're reconstructing the crime.
Lord Peter Wimsey: From the noise we heard upstairs you're obviously going on the theory that Mr Noakes was killed by a herd of buffalo.
Mervyn Bunter: I'm afraid it's my fault, mylord... Inspector was Noakes and I was the assassin...
Lord Peter Wimsey: Apparently one of great brutality.
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Don't waste your time with this one!
10 July 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ.) – See all my reviews

This film has the makings of a good mystery film -- detective hubby marries mystery-writer wife, and move into the house where the wife was born.

Unbeknownst to them, the last owner of the house was murdered the night before!

This film relies HEAVILY on "local color" and the "local characters" to keep it going. (The mystery is a flop). It's overlong (you wonder WHEN it will end!) and the title is misleading -- there's no "supernatural element" in it whatsoever. Recommended for insomniacs!

Norm


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