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Mystery House (1938)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Mystery | 21 May 1938 (USA)
Banker Hubert Kingery invites fellow officers to his hunting lodge only to announce that one of them has forged critical company documents. Later, he is found shot to death, apparently at ... See full summary »

Director:

Noel M. Smith (as Noel Smith)

Writers:

Sherman L. Lowe (screen play), Robertson White (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Purcell ... Lance O'Leary
Ann Sheridan ... Sarah Keate
Anne Nagel ... Gwen Kingery
William Hopper ... Lal Killian
Anthony Averill ... Julian Barre
Dennie Moore ... Annette
Hugh O'Connell ... Newell Morse
Ben Welden ... Gerald Frawley
Sheila Bromley ... Terice Von Elm
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Aunt Lucy Kingery
Anderson Lawler ... Joe Page (as Anderson Lawlor)
Trevor Bardette ... Bruker
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Storyline

Banker Hubert Kingery invites fellow officers to his hunting lodge only to announce that one of them has forged critical company documents. Later, he is found shot to death, apparently at his own hand. His daughter, Gwen, is the only one who does not believe it was suicide. She asks help from aunt's nurse, Sarah, who suggests her detective boyfriend, Lance, for the task. When he arrives, he's not sure the death was not a suicide after all. But as he investigates the few available clues, he tries to sort fact from fallacy. Written by D.K. Sullivan

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Spend a thrilling evening in WARNER BROTHERS' 'MYSTERY HOUSE' (original poster) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clue Club #12: Mystery House See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Harron was in studio records/casting call lists playing "Director" but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

Connections

Follows While the Patient Slept (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Gee, But You're Swell
(uncredited)
Music by Abel Baer
Played when the guests are gathered and having drinks
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Good mystery movie
5 May 2005 | by marlene_rantzSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie very much. Considering it is a B-movie, in my opinion, it is a good B-movie. It is based on the mystery novel "The Mystery of Hunting's End" by Mignon G. Eberhart, and the movie title "Mystery House" is very appropriate, since a group of people are gathered together in a house where a man was murdered. The acting by the entire cast is good. With the exception of Dick Purcell and Ann Sheridan, I was not familiar with any of them. It is a short movie, but there is much action in less than one hour. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in a good mystery movie. The hour went by very fast.


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