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The Mantrap (1943)

 -  Mystery  -  13 April 1943 (USA)
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Henry Stephenson ...
Sir Humphrey Quilp
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Anatol Duprez
Joseph Allen ...
Eddie Regan (as Joseph Allen Jr.)
Dorothy Lovett ...
Jane Mason
Edmund MacDonald ...
Assistant District Attorney Knox
Alice Fleming ...
Miss Mason
Tom Stevenson ...
Robert Berwick
Frederick Worlock ...
Patrick Berwick
Jane Weeks ...
Miss Woolcott
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great Sherlock Holmes pastiche
18 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

really a hidden gem.

While main character Humphrey Quilp was only a pupil of Holmes, the plotting and dialog are pure Holmes/Conan Doyle. Pretty funny and clever script by Curt Siodmak. Jam packed with dialog and scenes, like a 90 minute mystery condensed into a 60 minute time slot. As such, it's never dull and keeps your attention. The modern police humor him and his "prehistoric" methods (such as noticing subtle yet simple illogical discrepancies), while he humors their total blindness to the details. The actual humor in the film is never broad but usually circumstantial- people getting annoyed with each other, or Quilp's friend (a Watson stand-in) who worries about his health and pulls cigarettes or drinks out of Quilp's hand when he isn't aware. Interestingly, Quilp drives (and advocates) an electric car. Certainly ahead of his time.

Don't want to say more and spoil your experience.


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