Opening with a car crash and a decapitation, the story is told in flashback as Jack and Doc become involved with a man who tells them that he will die in just such a manner in three days' ... See full summary »
Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight, but after a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter. When a pregnant Helen vows to wait for ... See full summary »
Story takes place over a span of years and a lot happens before Jack Packard and 'Doc" Long show up, or is explained after they make their entrance: A girl marries against the wishes of her parents, the parents argue about it, the father is killed, the girl loses her mind, and the mother goes away and pretends to be dead. Years later, the daughter of the insane woman (she had gotten married, and pregnant)returns to the old family homestead, and is not welcomed with open arms, as this family has several closets containing skeletons...from around the world. Written by
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As mentioned by "Norm", this film is an entry in Columbia studios "I Love a Mystery" series based on the popular radio program. This deals with the spooky going ons at the reading of a will. The film is set in an old southern mansion. As is often with these types of films, there is an aristocratic family with a "skeleton in the closet." This kind of plot was common in films since the early thirties but would soon go out of style.
THE UNKNOWN is only a moderately entertaining mystery with a few atmospheric moments. It is one of those movies that one watches with mild interest but little enthusiasm.
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