5.1/10
226
17 user 3 critic

The Moonstone (1934)

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 »

Director:

Reginald Barker

Writers:

Wilkie Collins (based on the novel by), Adele Buffington (screen play by)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Moonstone (TV Movie 1996)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw took it. A dear family friend calls in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman
Stars: Greg Wise, Keeley Hawes, Terrence Hardiman
The Moonstone (2016)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A diamond goes missing after a party at an English country house, and numerous suspects have a motive for its disappearance.

Stars: Joshua Silver, Leo Wringer, Terenia Edwards
The Moonstone (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A priceless jewel, originally plundered from a Hindu shrine, is presented to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday. The jewel goes missing and suspicion falls over the household, threatening to destroy someone close to Rachel's heart.

Stars: Vivien Heilbron, Robin Ellis, Basil Dignam
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.

Director: Frank R. Strayer
Stars: Aileen Pringle, Alice White, Hale Hamilton
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a cheap hotel-room in New York City Jelke shoots gangster Joe Wells, takes a package from his pocket and flees.Wells staggers into an alley. On her way to her apartment above a wax ... See full summary »

Director: William C. Thomas
Stars: William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Suspected crime boss Nate Girard beats a murder rap, and newspaper photog Kent Murdock is on the story. Girard and lawyer Redfield throw a party for the news men where Murdock romances a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Lew Ayres, Gail Patrick, Paul Kelly
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Murder during film shoot sparks search for a killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Sanforth
Stars: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon
Mystery Liner (1934)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Police try to solve a murder on board an ocean liner.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Noah Beery, Astrid Allwyn, Edwin Maxwell
Great Guy (1936)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The adventures of an investigator (Cagney) for the Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Director: John G. Blystone
Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Manners ... Franklin Blake
Phyllis Barry ... Anne Verinder
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Carl Von Lucker
Jameson Thomas ... Godfrey Ablewhite
Herbert Bunston Herbert Bunston ... Sir John Verinder
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Inspector Cuff
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Betteredge
John Davidson ... Yandoo
Claude King ... Sir Basil Wynard
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Dr. Ezra Jennings
Evalyn Bostock Evalyn Bostock ... Roseanna Spearman (as Evelyn Bostock)
Fred Walton Fred Walton ... Henry the Butler
John Power John Power ... The Driver
Harold Entwistle Harold Entwistle ... Sutter
A.C. Henderson A.C. Henderson ... Robbin
Edit

Storyline

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 it is up to Scotland Yard inspector Charles Irwin to find out who did it among all the suspects who were in the house. Written by Daniel Camargo <chaney@urbi.com.br>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An Unseen Menace That Struck In The Night See more »


Certificate:

Passed
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Jóia Maldita See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paul Malvern Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Moonstone opening has the words "Monogram" and "Pictures" moving like trains through a futuristic building. See more »

Connections

Version of The Moonstone (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Moonstone - who dunnit?
27 July 2008 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

David Manners and Phyllis Barry star in Moonstone, one of the last pictures directed by Reginal Barker. Part of the Reelmedia/Treeline Murder Mystery Collection, the sound and picture quality are pretty rough. IMDb shows original length of 62 minutes, but the Reelmedial version is only 46 minutes... hmmmm... it was already short to begin with... wonder if the missing minutes were cut due to poor quality of the film. It has the usual murder-mystery ingredients - creepy characters, dark and stormy night, lights going out, the man from Scotland yard. The case gets conveniently solved in short order (since this version is so short to begin with) and there are no plots turns or twists. My favorite character is Betteredge, the mouthy old housekeeper, played by Elspeth Dudgeon (born in 1871!) I'd be quite interested to see the 62 minute version sometime.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed