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You'd Be Surprised (1926)

A diamond is stolen at a houseboat party given by the district attorney. He gives the thief a chance to return it by putting an empty box on a table and turning out the lights. When the ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Rosson

Writers:

Jules Furthman (story), Jules Furthman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Martindel ... Mr. White - District Attorney
Earle Williams ... Mr. Black - Deputy District Attorney (as Earl Williams)
Tom McGuire ... Inspector Brown (as Thomas McGuire)
Dorothy Sebastian ... Dorothy
Raymond Griffith ... Mr. Green - The Coroner
Granville Redmond Granville Redmond ... Grey - Butler / Deputy Coroner
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A diamond is stolen at a houseboat party given by the district attorney. He gives the thief a chance to return it by putting an empty box on a table and turning out the lights. When the lights are turned back on the box is gone, and the district attorney has a knife in his back and is quite dead. The police and the coroner arrive. There are several attempts made on the life of the coroner. Ruth Whitman is found hiding in a grandfather-clock, holding the gem box. She claims the box was pushed into her hands and she was pushed into the clock. The district attorney's butler/valet tells the coroner he saw who killed his employer and a few minutes later he is also murdered. The mystery deepens. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 September 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juiz Janota See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fast and funny
19 May 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A fast and funny picture from Raymond Griffith, the top-hatted comic whiz of the mid-twenties, one of the few silent stars whose careers actually was wrecked by a bad voice -- he could only speak in a whisper -- and whose pictures have largely vanished due to the malign neglect of his studio. This time he's the coroner called in to crack a murder -- but he was on his way to the theater and can only spare an hour. Watch for Roscoe Karns and Richard Arlen in small roles. Title cards by Robert Benchley!


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