- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 1932
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
As an ominous bell tolls midnight the heirs to the Wayne fortune gather, at the dying man's estate to learn his final wishes. Wayne collapses in front of the entire family, a dagger buried in his lifeless heart. The greedy relatives, who hated the old man when he was alive, are all suspect. Detective-Sergeant Mitchell is determined to expose the murderer, but recurring glimpses of a sinister hooded figure and the discovery of a second corpse transform the investigation into a fight for survival. Aided by Nosey Toodles, a lovely and daring reporter, Mitchell begins to unravel the baffling case.
On the heels of their success with The Thirteenth Guest, Monogram revived that film's atmosphere and hooded figure with a maddening twist - the murder occurs in plain view of the entire cast, including the detective. Dwight Frye (Dracula, Frankenstein) is chilling as the murdered man's anxious nephew.
A wisecracking female reporter named "Nosey" Toodles digs into the murder of mean old millionaire Silas Wayne. Along the way she interviews a rogues' gallery of suspects including a shady housekeeper and a sneaky nephew.