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Mystery Liner (1934)

Passed | | Adventure, Mystery | 15 March 1934 (USA)
Police try to solve a murder on board an ocean liner.

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (novel), Wellyn Totman (screen play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Noah Beery ... Capt. John Holling
Astrid Allwyn ... Lila Kane
Edwin Maxwell ... Major Pope
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Inspector Von Kessling
Ralph Lewis ... Prof. Grimson
Cornelius Keefe ... First Officer Cliff Rogers
Zeffie Tilbury ... Granny Plimpton
Boothe Howard Boothe Howard ... Capt. Downey
Howard C. Hickman ... Dr. Howard (as Howard Hickman)
Jerry Stewart Jerry Stewart ... Edgar Morton
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Joe, the watchman (as George Hayes)
George Cleveland ... Simms the Steward
John M. Sullivan John M. Sullivan ... Watson (as John Maurice Sullivan)
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Storyline

Captain Holling is relieved of command of his ship after he suffers a nervous breakdown. His replacement, Captain Downey, takes over the liner just as it is about to be used for an experiment in remote control. Professor Grimson has devised a system for controlling the ship from a laboratory on land. But as Grimson demonstrates the system and the special component that makes it work, a rival group is listening in, hoping to use the device for its own purposes. Shortly after the demonstration, the professor is attacked and fatally injured. Major Pope comes on board to investigate the attack, and he decides to come along on the planned trip. Soon the ship is full of passengers and crew--and at least two of the ship's occupants are really enemy agents. Written by Snow Leopard

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Baffling Crimes In A Sea Of Mystery! See more »

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Adventure | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det mystiske skib See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Prof. Grimson: The - ah - tube controls the energy, which will operate it by radio.
First Officer Cliff Rogers: It's uncanny, Professor.
Prof. Grimson: It's... science.
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A Real Sleeper Ship
24 February 2004 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Professor Grimson invents a device which can power a liner by remote control. Obviously enemy spies would love to get ahold of the device and send an agent to mix among the various vacationers unnoticed while he or she sabotaged the ship. The inventor is strangled and the crew must wait until the steering experiment is proven a success before the saboteur strikes, and what has this all to do with the ship's captain, Holling taking ill right before the ship is to depart. Very shoddy script and direction send this one to Davy Jones locker. The first 45 minutes is describing parts of the mechanism, then introducing the passengers and watching them mingle with each other before anything remotely interesting happens at the end, which last about three minutes, and seems so out of place with the pace of the earlier footage. Not good, even by Monogram standards. Zeffie Tilbury is annoying as the old lady looking for romance. Only plus for this film for me, was that, as always, Astrid Allwyn looked cute as a button. Edwin Maxwell and Gustav Von Seyffertitz lend a sinister presence. Rating- 3.


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