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Rowland V. Lee
Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages -- all the proper ingredients. Written by
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Not connected to the 1934 film with the same name, which also starred Bela Lugosi, who here is wasted in a small role as a grounds-keeper. Typical old dark house film except it's mostly comedy, and tediously unfunny at that. Greedy relatives have gathered in hopes that their elderly relative(Henrietta Winslow) will die, she proves resilient, so someone resorts to murder in order to collect. Basil Rathbone(who looks annoyed), Anne Gwynne, Gladys Cooper, Alan Ladd, and Gale Sondergaard play the hopeful heirs, Broderick Crawford plays a hopeful buyer of the mansion, but it is Hugh Herbert as the supremely annoying Mr. Penny, obsessed with Antiques, that ruins this film irreparably, beating the one joke for 70 minutes! Still, a woman kind to all those cats has my sympathies.
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