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Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947)

Approved | | Mystery, Thriller | 5 June 1947 (USA)
Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six ... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Lee Loeb (screenplay), Earl Derr Biggers (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phillip Terry ... Kenneth Magee
Jacqueline White ... Mary Jordan
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Cargan
Margaret Lindsay ... Connie Lane
Arthur Shields ... Prof. Bolton
Jimmy Conlin ... Pete the Hermit
Tony Barrett ... Max Rogers
Tom Keene ... Steve Bland (as Richard Powers)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Hayden (as Jason Robards)
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Storyline

Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six other keys, and peculiar characters, some of them up to no good, keep turning up as the mystery deepens. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Mystery writer and blonde... too scared to kiss... in mansion of fear!

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De 7 nycklarnas gåta See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Boris Karloff was originally to star in this film as part of a three picture deal with RKO. He was released from his obligation to appear in the film in an agreement dated 11/5/46. The agreement gave no specific reason, stating only that he did "not desire to appear in" the film. See more »

Goofs

When Magee and Jordan discover the body in the secret passageway, the shadows on the wall are not right for the light source they are using. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Magee: Do you believe in love at first sight?
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Version of Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917) See more »

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A thorough mess for an innocent idiot to cope with
16 December 2018 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This is a criminal comedy the intrigue of which constantly gets more complicated as it keeps tying itself up in knots all the time. There are some reminiscences of "The Shining", it's the same kind of desert lonely hotel with a gloomy mystery hanging over it, but fortunately there is no horror here without laughter. As the characters keep turning up more and more to complicate the plot, there are also more and more ludicrous and deliciously surprising twists and turns to the tale, and some idiots add to the stew, especially the main character, the writer who arrives there to be able to write in peace which is the last thing he will find here, and who commits the greatest blunder of all. There are some crooks also, this is very fishy business, and a lot of money constantly changing hands, but also a beautiful secretary. You will not be disappointed but thoroughly entertained, as long as it lasts.


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