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The Case of the Black Parrot (1941)

Sandy Vantine and her uncle, Paul Vantine, return from Europe with an antique cabinet purchased during their trip. Jim Moore, a reporter who had met Sandy and fallen for her during the ... See full summary »

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Jim Moore
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Tripod Daniels
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Max Armand
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Madame de Charriere
Charles Waldron ...
Paul Vantine (as Charles D. Waldron)
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Grady
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Julia
Cyril Thornton ...
Rogers
Leyland Hodgson ...
Parks
Ernie Stanton ...
Colonel Piggott
Cliff Saum ...
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Sandy Vantine and her uncle, Paul Vantine, return from Europe with an antique cabinet purchased during their trip. Jim Moore, a reporter who had met Sandy and fallen for her during the voyage, suspects something odd about the cabinet. His suspicions are confirmed when people who have touched the cabinet mysteriously die. Jim and Sandy set out to solve the mystery before anyone else can become a victim. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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THE SIGN OF THE BLACK PARROT! Six doomed to die...at the hands of Europe's arch criminal! (original poster) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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11 January 1941 (USA)  »

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El loro negro  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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George Campeau (Clerk) and Creighton Hale (Ship passenger) were in studio records/casting call lists for those roles, but do not appear in the movie. Louis Natheaux (Theophile Daurelle) is barely seen with his back to the camera as he stumbles in a dark room; his face is never shown. See more »

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Interesting but....
13 October 2003 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

...not great. The premise of a stolen antique is somewhat different for this low budget war-era mystery. Could have been better, but the leading man is too stiff and the murders come too late despite the fast pace. Worth it only to see some ingenious means of death by furniture and to learn why the name of the criminal is the Black Parrot.


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