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The Unknown (1946)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 4 July 1946 (USA)
The daughter of a strange famiy has returned after a long time to the family estate. She has two investigators checking out the eerie goings-on on the estate's spooky mansion.

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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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Nothing special here.

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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