MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,225 this week

The Body Vanished (1939)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 20 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

(1939) Anthony Hulme, Evelyn Foster, Ernest Sefton, C. Denier Warren. An Inspector from the yard (Hulme) goes on holiday with reporter pal. When they stop in a small village, they discover ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 47 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 86 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Body Vanished (1939)

The Body Vanished (1939) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Body Vanished.

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Hulme ...
Rodney Paine
C. Denier Warren ...
Pip Piper
Ernest Sefton ...
Sgt. Hopkins
Evelyn Foster ...
Miss Casson (as Eve Foster)
Frank Atkinson ...
Hobbleberry
Wilfred Noy ...
Snelling
Hamilton Keene ...
Captain Haller
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Auctioneer
Frederick Keen ...
Mr. Williams
Charles Paton ...
Mr. Briggs
Fred Withers ...
George Billings
Edit

Storyline

(1939) Anthony Hulme, Evelyn Foster, Ernest Sefton, C. Denier Warren. An Inspector from the yard (Hulme) goes on holiday with reporter pal. When they stop in a small village, they discover that the owner of a local mansion has been murdered. This video has been manufactured from the best quality video master currently available; audio or image quality may vary. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sergeant

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Incorrectly listed in the British Film Catalogue (1895-1970) as "The Body Vanishes". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly effective British mystery
7 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Despite a short run time this is a breezy, effective British mystery. A Scotland Yard Inspector (Anthony Hulme) is on holidays with his friend, a newspaper reporter. The two come into a small village for rest and refreshments before continuing their holiday. Their peace is disturbed when a villager runs into the local pub declaring the owner of a nearby mansion has been murdered.

The two quickly journey to the mansion and find that there is no corpse to suggest a murder. The local authority in charge of the investigation is not up to the task, prompting the Scotland Yard man to stick around. Hulme's first goal is to learn if a murder actually occurred. There are enough clues present to suggest this is so, so now the detective turns his attention to finding the corpse.

Step by step, Hulme first finds the corpse, then he unveils the motive for murder and ultimately the killer. All nicely done against a backdrop of eccentric rural characters.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Body Vanished (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?