A couple of murderous crooks try to smuggle the famous Stanhope diamonds into New York but they're double-crossed and killed before reaching New York.

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A group of jewel thieves have stolen the famous Stanhope diamonds and are trying to smuggle them into the U.S. through New York. However, there seems to be no honor among thieves as they quickly lethally double-cross each other. Doctor Crabtree and Inspector Carr are called into investigate when the ocean liner docks. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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31 August 1932 (USA)  »

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S.S. Van Dine Mystery Series #12: The Trans-Atlantic Mystery  »

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Vitaphone production reels #1439-1440. See more »

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Waite: And you can trust me. I'm what you call a straight shooter.
Waite: [Taking out a gun a killing him] And so am I, brother!
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Follows The Side Show Mystery (1932) See more »

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Tenth Dr. Crabtree role for Donald Meek...
10 July 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

These Warner Vitaphone shorts seemed to be hastily put together crime stories involving Dr. Crabtree (DONALD MEEK) and Inspector Carr (JOHN HAMILTON) and the doctor's ability to seize upon small clues and make sense of them.

The story is poorly paced within its 22 minute time frame. The dialog is flat, the direction uninspired, and the way in which Dr. Crabtree deducts the truth is totally unbelievable.

This one is about some diamond jewel thieves aboard ship enroute to New York. RAY COLLINS plays one of the crime partners who is murdered. Crabtree is able to pin the murder on the correct suspect by means which are highly suspect.

Very dated, very poorly produced and even a good character actor like Donald Meek is unable to be convincing.


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