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Sinner Take All (1936)

Passed | | Mystery | 18 December 1936 (USA)
Members of a wealthy family start getting threatening letters, and it's not long before the threats turn into reality and family members start getting bumped off. The family lawyer is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Errol Taggart

Writers:

Leonard Lee (screen play), Walter Wise (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bruce Cabot ... Ernie
Margaret Lindsay ... Lorraine
Joseph Calleia ... Penny
Stanley Ridges ... MacKelvey
Vivienne Osborne ... Alicia
Charley Grapewin ... Aaron
Edward Pawley ... Royce
George Lynn ... Stephen
Theodore von Eltz ... David (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Eadie Adams ... Shirley
George Zucco ... Bascomb
Dorothy Kilgallen ... Reporter
Raymond Hatton ... Hotel Clerk
Richard Terry Richard Terry ... Pete
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Storyline

Members of a wealthy family start getting threatening letters, and it's not long before the threats turn into reality and family members start getting bumped off. The family lawyer is a former newspaper reporter, and since the family patriarch owns a newspaper, the lawyer uses his investigative experience and the newspaper's resources to dig into the family history to see if he can uncover the person behind the killings. The evidence he unearths seems to point to one person--his girlfriend. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tajna noćnog kluba See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Whitman Chambers' novel was first serialized with the title "The Affair of the Green Lantern," but no other details are known See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Be Lost Without You
(1936)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Eadie Adams (uncredited) at the Green Lantern nightclub
Also played on piano when Ernie is brought to see Penny
Also played when Lorraine suddenly feels faint
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Too Far Afield
21 January 2013 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

There are several things to dislike about "Sinner Take All", a 1936 mystery movie from MGM. The main problem is the hard-to-swallow screenplay, in which the hero is an average-guy reporter who also works for a lawyer with a British accent, who represents the rich guy who owns the newspaper, who has three dissolute children with motives to kill him to inherit his money and there are several killings that take place in the family. Got that so far?

Anyway, the reporter-lawyer liaison (Bruce Cabot) decides to solve the whole mess and falls in love with the rich guy's daughter (Margaret Lindsay) and tries to prevent her from getting killed. Loads of suspects in the miscast cast, several of whose characters are insufficiently developed to be legitimate suspects. The deus ex machina is really off the wall - of course, the murderer is impossible to determine until the whole surreal plot comes to a head in the last scene.

Very unsatisfactory murder mystery with a slapped-together cast and implausible story. I rate it a five because there are mystery fans who will marvel at the cleverness of disguising the murderer, but I felt the movie does not play fair in this regard.


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