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The Riverside Murder (1935)

A gentleman is shot dead in his study. The police come in to solve the crime. A young detective weaves his way through danger and an intricate set of clues to catch the killer. Watch for ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Parker

Writers:

Selwyn Jepson (screen adaptation), Stanislas-André Steeman (based on "Les Six Hommes Morts") (as André Steeman)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Basil Sydney ... Inspector Philip Winton
Judy Gunn Judy Gunn ... Claire Haines
Zoe Davis Zoe Davis ... Mrs. Harris (as Zoë Davis)
Alastair Sim ... Police Sgt. 'Mac' McKay
Reginald Tate Reginald Tate ... Hubert Perrin
Ian Fleming ... Henry Sanders
Tom Helmore ... Alfred Jerome
Martin Lewis Martin Lewis ... William Gregg
C.M. Hallard C.M. Hallard ... Dickenson - Norman's Attorney
Aubrey Mallalieu Aubrey Mallalieu ... Robert Norman
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A gentleman is shot dead in his study. The police come in to solve the crime. A young detective weaves his way through danger and an intricate set of clues to catch the killer. Watch for the scene were a murder is committed by shooting a gun through a mail slot in a door. The climax is terrific and similar to Secret of the Blue Room. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1935 (UK) See more »

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Fox Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Visatone (as Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Alastair Sim. See more »

Goofs

At c. 13 minutes the newspaper editor abruptly ends his telephone conversation with Claire Haines, the young reporter, by slamming down the receiver. However, immediately afterwards, the call continues. See more »

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Dreadful
27 January 2018 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

A good cast act badly in this parodic quota quickie in which three people are murdered yet never engages the interest - except possibly exasperation that nobody ever throttles the infuriating blonde reporter Judy Gunn is saddled with playing. Her final scene with detective Basil Sydney is so contrived you'll want to throw things at the screen.

The direction and photography are okay.


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