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Robert E. Kent (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 January 1941 (USA) See more »
THE SIGN OF THE BLACK PARROT! Six doomed to the hands of Europe's arch criminal! (original poster) See more »
Sandy Vantine and her uncle, Paul Vantine, return from Europe with an antique cabinet purchased during their trip... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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 ... Grady
Emory Parnell ... Simmonds
Phyllis Barry ... Julia
Cyril Thornton ... Rogers
Leyland Hodgson ... Parks
Ernie Stanton ... Colonel Piggott
Cliff Saum ... Morel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sidney Bracey ... Ship's Steward (uncredited)
Kenneth Harlan ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Ship's officer reporting false alarm (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Steamship Company Manager (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux ... Theophile Daurelle (uncredited)

Directed by
Noel M. Smith 
Writing credits
Robert E. Kent (screenplay)

Eleanor Robson Belmont (play "In the Next Room") (as Eleanor Robeson Belmont) and
Harriet Ford (play "In the Next Room")

Burton E. Stevenson (novel "The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet")

Produced by
William Jacobs .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (director of photography) (as Ted McCord)
Film Editing by
Thomas Pratt 
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns)
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Louis Baum .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Kissell .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
Music Department
Sanford Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Frank Fox .... dialogue director
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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USA:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:PG | UK:A | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #6782)

Did You Know?

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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but...., 13 October 2003
Author: Jim Tritten from Corrales, NM

...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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