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Crime on the Hill (1933)

Murder runs amok in an English Manor house as the local vicar turns sleuth to solve the mystery.

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Bernard Vorhaus

Writers:

Vera Allinson, Jack Celestin (play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sally Blane ... Sylvia Kennett
Nigel Playfair Nigel Playfair ... Dr. Moody
Lewis Casson Lewis Casson ... Reverend Michael Gray
Anthony Bushell ... Tony Fields
Phyllis Dare ... Claire Winslow
Judy Kelly ... Alice Green
George Merritt ... Police Inspector Wolf
Reginald Purdell Reginald Purdell ... Reporter
Gus McNaughton ... Collins
Hal Gordon Hal Gordon ... Police Sgt. Granger
Jimmy Godden Jimmy Godden ... Landlord
Hay Petrie ... Jevons
Kenneth Kove ... Tourist
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Murder runs amok in an English Manor house as the local vicar turns sleuth to solve the mystery.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1934 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Talkie debut for West End musical comedy star Phyllis Dare, who also made three silent films. See more »

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Romance
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Music by Idris Lewis
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Quite good for it's age.
2 April 2016 | by propsguySee all my reviews

When I came across this I, as is my habit, checked out the IMDb rating and reviews. I was intrigued that it had such a high score for an older movie and gave it a shot. I'm glad that I did. While it did amble along a bit, the plot was quite good. It had me fooled right up until the end, without being silly or stretching credence.

The acting, as has been pointed out, is wooden by modern standards but therein lies some of it's charm. It is after all more than 80 years old. The scenery and mores are of a time gone by and are a nice glimpse into an England between the wars.

It's also interesting to watch Loretta young's older sister, Sally Blane in the role of Sylvia Kennett.

So, the bottom lie is that should you have a Sunday afternoon free and this film comes along, give it a go.


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