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Love Bound (1932)

A gold-digging woman wins a big settlement against an older married man, which threatens to destroy the man's family. His son, discovering that the woman is part of a ring of blackmailers ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
... Richard 'Dick' Randolph, posing as Dick Rowland
... Verna Wilson, alias Vera Wendall
... Mrs. Jane Randolph
... J.B. 'Lucky' Morrison
... The Baron
... Claudia Elliott
... Verna's Crooked Lawyer (as Bill Mong)
... John Randolph
... Larry, the Randolph Chauffeur, posing as J. B. 'Lucky' Morrison (as Dick Alexander)
... Juan de Leon
... Jimmy Wilson
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A gold-digging woman wins a big settlement against an older married man, which threatens to destroy the man's family. His son, discovering that the woman is part of a ring of blackmailers and that she is planning to flee the country, takes along his hulking chauffeur and follows her onto an ocean liner. There the two pretend to be a pair of wealthy playboys so that the woman will make a play for him and try to blackmail him, too, so he can then expose her and prove his father's innocence. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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1 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Murder on the High Seas  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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Beautifully shot, well done
12 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

The movie has its creaking moments, as all murder mysteries from the early thirties do, but it's well shot and beautifully composed. Verna/Vera is a wonderful villainess, and I have at times during the film been transfixed by her ghostly and ghastly whiteness against the black backgrounds as she postures and poses, prances and plots.

The surrounding cast, especially the good son who must fight against her slander of the "family honour," do well also. There is an eccentric old lord who "wheezes," for instance, with great hilarity, as he is followed about by his valet.

Murder mysteries, if they are your genre, have three distinct phases. There is the set-up, which in this film is quite long and complicated. This film makes you think about the back story on your own, before throwing the film onto a ship where the murder occurs. The second phase transpires as the murder is about to take place and as it takes place, and then the final third details the solving of the murder.

I recommend this old film.


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