Eight strangers are invited to spend the night in a penthouse apartment. After being wined and dined, a voice on the radio informs them that they will be murdered unless they manage to outwit the ninth guest: Death.
Roy William Neill
At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year... See full summary »
Well-known philanthropist and deaf-mute John G. Harrison is identified leaving the scene of several murders but evades successful prosecution as there are hundreds of witnesses who have ... See full summary »
Nicholas Rood, dishonest mine owner, finds a Black Doll on his desk and knows that vengeance is about to overtake him for murdering his former partner. He is knifed as he talks to his ... See full summary »
Oil field worker William Eythe returns to his hometown to discover his former girlfriend is going to marry an older cafe owner. Despite his best efforts to stay away, he is continually involved with the couple with tragic results.
Typical Monogram whodunit from the 30's, with dialogue and sound effects based on the well known mystery book with same title. A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and... See full summary »
Gustav von Seyffertitz
Hedda Hopper in Charge in Quickie Entertaining Programmer!
Hedda Hopper, respected and feared Hollywood gossip columnist, began her Hollywood career acting in bit parts. In this pre-Code quickie, she has a rare leading role as a society lady whose estate is dwindling fast and in order to save her "assets," she hatches a plan to inherit money. The train she's on derails and she befriends and uses a young lady who is running from the law. She vouches for her and makes her masquerade as her niece to marry into a wealthy family. Therefore, as the Aunt, she will then come into some very valuable jewelry she has been coveting. This exciting and fast-paced programmer has some predictable complications as the young man/victim and the "niece" fall in love, and she doesn't like lying to him. But Hedda threatens to expose her if she doesn't comply with this temporary deception. Logic flies out the window here. What does Hedda expect to happen – to get away with her shenanigans? But this little film is long on entertainment and has a very exciting finale on a runaway train. Every once in a while, I find a film I love to talk about and recommend to real film lovers; this is my latest one! "Mystery Train" is a long- lost film classic that should be discovered today!
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