- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 56 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 22, 2011
- Originally Released: 1932
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Reporter Bob Adair is on the set of Irma Gladden's latest movie when the beautiful actress is brutally murdered. Irma has left a slew of double-crossed, abandoned lovers behind, all of whom would love to see her dead. The police investigators are stumped until Bob has a brainstorm - the clue that reveals Gladden's killer is hidden in the final outtakes filmed just before her demise.
Jason Robards, father of the Academy Award winning actor, went from a successful stage career to motion pictures, beginning in the silent era with The Gilded Lily (1921). He would appear in over 100 films, mostly playing heavies, with the 1961 Elvis feature, Wild In The Country, his final screen appearance. Blonde vamp, Natalie Moorhead, appeared in dozens of movies, most notably The Thin Man (1934), Hook, Line And Sinker (1930) and Bedroom, Parlor and Bath (1931), continuing to work well into the 1940s.
In this mystery a sensual starlet suddenly dies. Though she was popular with the public, behind the scenes she had many enemies. The story opens on a movie set. Few mourned her passing, but because the circumstances were suspicious, several suspects are placed under surveillance. One of them is a secretary. Thanks to a telephone tip-off to the police, chief MacDonald, goes to the studio screening room to view the rushes of the opening scene. There he discovers the killer's identity.
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What a Title!!
Movie Lover: Diane Byrnes
BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AU
-- May, 11, 2014
Maybe the first version of "The Crime of
Helen Stanley" about a haughty star who
is juggling too many men in her life and
where Gail Patrick was given an chance
to show her skills as the snooty star.
This 1932 version had the much more
believable Natalie Moorehead who teases
and tantilizes her many lovers until she
There are suspects crawling out of the
woodwork, Jason Robards, Roy D'arcy,
Robert Frazer are just some of the names
to conjure with. Russell Hopton gets a
leading role as the writer friend of one of
the suspects but there are so many frenzied
performances that he stands out as the normal
one and, of course, has to be on hand to
romance Barbara Weeks who plays Irma's
secretary and is on hand for a revelation
of her own.
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