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The Case of the Black Parrot (1941)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  11 January 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ...
Jim Moore
Maris Wrixon ...
Sandy Vantine
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Tripod Daniels
Paul Cavanagh ...
Max Armand
Luli Deste ...
Madame de Charriere
Charles Waldron ...
Paul Vantine (as Charles D. Waldron)
Joseph Crehan ...
Emory Parnell ...
Phyllis Barry ...
Cyril Thornton ...
Leyland Hodgson ...
Ernie Stanton ...
Colonel Piggott
Cliff Saum ...


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

11 January 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Papagaio 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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Predictable But Pleasant
6 November 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

A stylish programmer. William Lundigan is always appealing and Maris Wrixon is generally fun to have around, if only for her name (though here she is quite good.)

The plot is elaborate and somewhat preposterous. And I guessed the mystery within the first few moments. But it's chic and nicely turned out for a cheapie.

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