At Phwitterby-on-Thames, England, a murder has occurred and Philo Holmes and Dr. Watkins are out to investigate it. Seems as if there is a second will and changes have been made in who will...
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Luke Archer's will stipulates that his huge land holding will be open for filing, but only to ex-convicts who served at least two years in prison. This brings a large criminal element to ... See full summary »
Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.
At Phwitterby-on-Thames, England, a murder has occurred and Philo Holmes and Dr. Watkins are out to investigate it. Seems as if there is a second will and changes have been made in who will receive what. Philo is the ace detective, and he brings everyone from the nightclub to see him solve the case.Written by
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Murder has been committed in the old manor at Phwitterby-on-Thames, where elderly Barrister Butts was shot before the public reading of a will. Send Dr. Watkins to find the celebrated detective Philo Holmes! Search the Piccadilly Club and bring the chorus girls & orchestra back with you! Will Holmes make the right deduction? And what does the homicide have to do with MY GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK?
This silly little film is a good example of the type of fluff popular with young audiences in the 1930's. Nearly all the spoken dialogue is in rhyme & the tunes from many familiar musical compositions are interpolated. The color production is very pleasing to the eye. Holmes & Watkins are played by Charles Judles & Franklin Pangborn (who nearly steals the show with his prissy behavior.) Film mavens will recognize Mischa Auer as one of the manor servants.
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