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The Ace of Spades (1935)

The wife of a candidate for Parliament is having an affair with the brother of her husband's rival. The rival candidate, Trent, is running for election on a promise of building a railway ... See full summary »

Director:

George Pearson

Writers:

John Crawford Fraser (by), Gerard Fairlie (adapted for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Hogan Michael Hogan ... Nick Trent
Dorothy Boyd Dorothy Boyd ... Nita Daventry
Richard Cooper Richard Cooper ... Tony Cosgrave
Jane Carr ... Cleo Despard
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Evelyn Daventry
Michael Shepley ... George Despard
Sebastian Shaw ... Harry Trent
Felix Aylmer ... Lord Yarleigh
Bobbie Comber Bobbie Comber ... Andrews
Robert Horton Robert Horton ... Peter Daventry
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The wife of a candidate for Parliament is having an affair with the brother of her husband's rival. The rival candidate, Trent, is running for election on a promise of building a railway that the community needs, but a wealthy landowner won't give permission for the railway to be built over his land. When the landowner is later found dead, suspicion falls on Trent and only his brother can rescue him, but will he risk exposing his secret love to do it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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blackmail | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1935 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Real Art Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Undistinguished, aside from the supporting players
19 July 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE ACE OF SPADES is your usual routine murder mystery filmed at Twickenham Studios by George Pearson. Once again the setting is a country house and the characters are all dressed up in their best dinner jackets. The back story is a little convoluted and not one of the most interesting of its type, involving a politician, an affair, a landowner, and a planning application. However, once a murder takes place, it all becomes a little more conventional and watchable.

The most notable thing about this otherwise undistinguished production is the supporting cast. None of the leading players are particularly noticeable, but there are smaller parts for the likes of Felix Aylmer, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sebastian Shaw, and Michael Shepley, all of whom would make their marks elsewhere. Otherwise THE ACE OF SPADES is only for fans of this era's somewhat stilted style of film-making.


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