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Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  5 June 1947 (USA)
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Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six ... See full summary »

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Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six other keys, and peculiar characters, some of them up to no good, keep turning up as the mystery deepens. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Mystery writer and blonde... too scared to kiss... in mansion of fear!

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5 June 1947 (USA)  »

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De 7 nycklarnas gåta  »

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Boris Karloff was originally to star in this film as part of a three picture deal with RKO. He was released from his obligation to appear in the film in an agreement dated 11/5/46. The agreement gave no specific reason, stating only that he did "not desire to appear in" the film. See more »

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When Magee and Jordan discover the body in the secret passageway, the shadows on the wall are not right for the light source they are using. See more »

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The seventh Seven Keys to Baldpate: Another midnight special
20 May 2004 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

You wouldn't be seeing this film at any other time other than the midnight to dawn schedule. A relatively effective start leads to a runaround that could very nearly have been farce. Its length denotes its depth: fairly clichéd characters stuck together in a remote country hotel, dying one by one in ways that surely must have been groansome even in 1947.... But at the time of the day I was watching it, my brain wasn't exactly working on all cylinders, so it amused me.

Of particular note is Phillip Terry, whose acting is nothing short of woeful: he is clearly not suited to the type of character he is playing here. The fact that he is playing the main character makes it stand out terribly, and it isn't improved when the tone of the film (and the role) changes as the film goes on.


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