(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 ...
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(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
The poster for the sale of the "contents of the mansion" names "Tew, Tennyson and Walker" as the selling agents. The film was directed by Walter Tennyson and the screenplay was by Ian Walker. See more »
While this film clocks in at a brief 46 minutes, that fact shouldn't be held against it. There's certainly no padding here - it moves along quite well. A Scotland Yard inspector and a newspaper reporter are traveling on vacation, and come upon a murder without a corpse. A bumbling local bobby provides comic relief that's not too overdone, and a lovely young woman floats in and out of the plot. Don't expect Christie quality in the story line, but by 1939, they had learned to keep the plot moving, and avoid the talkie-ness of the early 1930s movies. You won't find a lot or red herrings to keep you wondering, but if you let the story come to you, you may find it quite enjoying. I watched it on Youtube, and consider it a well spent hour.
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