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The Silent Passenger (1935)

A really well made British murder mystery. Story opens with a dead body found in a trunk. Who's the cold-blooded killer?


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Basil Mason (dialogue), Basil Mason (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
John Loder ... John Ryder
Peter Haddon Peter Haddon ... Lord Peter Wimsey
Lilian Oldland Lilian Oldland ... Mollie Ryder (as Mary Newland)
Donald Wolfit ... Henry Camberley
Austin Trevor ... Inspector Parker
Leslie Perrins ... Maurice Windermere
Aubrey Mather ... Bunter
Robb Wilton Robb Wilton ... Porter
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Saunders
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Codrington Ann Codrington ... Desk Clerk
George De Warfaz George De Warfaz ... Chief of Foreign Police
Annie Esmond Annie Esmond ... Old Lady Passenger
Dorice Fordred Dorice Fordred ... Camberly's Accomplice
Vincent Holman Vincent Holman ... Works Manager
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Commissioner


A really well made British murder mystery. Story opens with a dead body found in a trunk. Who's the cold-blooded killer?

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


Crime | Mystery







Release Date:

11 November 1935 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Il passeggero muto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Phoenix Films (II) See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


By the time this film was made Lillian Oldfield had changed her name to Mary Newland. See more »

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Yawn - Lord Peter Wimsey in Action
25 April 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

In what is probably one of the earliest film adaptations of a Lord Peter Wimsey novel we have the great detective in action on a night time train. You'll forgive the lack of detail as to the plot, but the film is so dull that other than bodies ending up in baskets or trunks, I've drawn a blank as to what actually occurred.

This is not a particularly good film and is so bland that unless I had noticed that this was based on a Wimsey book I would scarcely have suspected it.Obviously this film did little to popularize the detective, and happily it didn't kill his career either.

I can suggest you recommend this film since this is not a time killer but a time waster.

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