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Miss Pinkerton (1932)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 30 July 1932 (USA)
A hospital nurse is recruited by the police to watch a household where a suspicious death has occurred.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Mary Roberts Rinehart (novel), Niven Busch (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton
George Brent ... Police Inspector Patten
Ruth Hall ... Paula Brent
John Wray ... Hugo
Elizabeth Patterson ... Juliet Mitchell
C. Henry Gordon ... Dr. Stuart
Holmes Herbert ... Arthur Glenn
Mary Doran ... Florence Lenz
Blanche Friderici ... Mary
Mae Madison ... Second Nurse
Allan Lane ... Herbert Wynn (scenes deleted)
Nigel De Brulier ... Coroner James A. Clemp (as Nigel de Brulier)
Eulalie Jensen ... Miss Gibbons - Superintendent of Nurses
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucien Littlefield ... Henderson (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Scion of the once-rich Mitchell family, Herbert Wynn is found shot to death. Nurse Adams, bored by hospital routine, is recruited by the police to ferret out clues as she tends to Wynn's elderly aunt Julia. Jokingly given the 'rank' of Miss Pinkerson, after the famous detective agency, Adams probes into the mystery, but not before a second death. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fasornas hus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Here's a dollar, keep the change.
Taxi Driver: There is no change.
Nurse Adams, aka Miss Pinkerton: Then we're even.
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Connections

Version of The Nurse's Secret (1941) See more »

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A Great "atmospheric" film!
28 June 1999 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

This is a typical "old house" film.....a black-clad figure that throws gigantic shadows on the walls, a secret entrance, all the characters "creeping around", a creepy butler, and all the rest!

It's interesting that they use some of the same sets for that other fantastic "old house" film, Dr. X. (Most notably, the upstairs hall & the kitchen).

Some people would say this film is "slow moving", but that is done deliberately to increase the creepy "something-is-about- to-happen" feeling.

As an aside, it's remarkable that the actress who plays the sick old lady looks really OLD in this film, but in Bob Hope's "Cat & the Canary" (filmed almost 10 years later, as the Aunt) looks MUCH younger! She had one heck of a make-up job in THIS film!

If you love "old house" films, don't miss it!


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