During a rainstorm at a remote manor house, Richard Crayell plays host to several guests. At nine o'clock sharp, he excuses himself from the card table to take his medicine, promising to ... See full summary »
When the skeleton of a young man is dug up in an alley, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion. The team of Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree use the skull of the victim to solve the murder.
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This entry in the Vitaphone Inspector Carr series, based on the character created by S. S.Van Dyne, finds the detective investigating the death by a rich man by snake-venom poison. ... 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
This time out the story starts off in London as some famous jewels have been stolen. The criminal is double crossed and killed making room for his partner to jump on a ship to New York City. Soon he too is murdered and this is when Dr. Crabtree (Donald Meek) and Insp. Carr (John Hamilton) are brought in. This is another winning entry in the series even though the ending is pretty predictable. It's not too hard to figure out who the killer is even though only two red herrings are brought on. The movie features Meek and Hamilton turning in good performance, although their characters aren't brought in until the half-way point of the film. The direction is pretty bland from start to finish and there certainly isn't any technical brilliance to be spotted but the movie goes along at a good pace and fans of crime films will want to check it out.
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