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Menace (1934)

Unrated | | Mystery | 22 November 1934 (USA)
Menace is a very fast-paced dark house murder mystery with a plot centering around three people who are targeted for death because of their alleged guilt in the tragic death of a psychopath's brother.

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Ralph Murphy

Writers:

Philip MacDonald (story), Chandler Sprague (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gertrude Michael ... Helen Chalmers
Paul Cavanagh ... Col. Leonard Crecy
Henrietta Crosman ... Sybil Thornton
John Lodge ... Ronald Cavendish
Ray Milland ... Freddie Bastion (as Raymond Milland)
Berton Churchill ... Norman Bellamy
Halliwell Hobbes ... Skinner
Robert Allen ... Andrew Forsythe
Forrester Harvey ... Wilcox
Montagu Love ... Police Inspector
Arletta Duncan ... Gloria Chalmers
Gwenllian Gill ... Alison Bastion
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Menace is a very fast-paced dark house murder mystery with a plot centering around three people who are targeted for death because of their alleged guilt in the tragic death of a psychopath's brother.

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Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ameaça See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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An interesting film!
2 November 1999 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

This is a very interesting film, but it should've been longer! The beginning, which leads up to the hero's death, seems to go on FOREVER (altho, it's only 15 mins). The rest of the film (about 45 mins) is an EXTREMELY well-done mystery; you won't guess who the murderer is until the very end. However, the "mystery" part of the film is much too "hurried" and things happen too fast, the end result is that you don't have time to piece together the clues. If they would've added another 30 mins (or so) to this film, and slowed down the pace, it would've been an EXQUISITE film! As it stands, it's not bad, but the action is so fast, that you might have to see it several times to understand it all!


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