The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds ... See full summary »
William A. Wellman
The wealthy Mr. Clyde is found dead, shot to death in his home. Inspector Carr suspects a conspiracy between the victim's young wife and her lover, Capt. Rugg. But Doctor Crabtree the ... See full summary »
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
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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