Wayne Murder Case
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- 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
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Regis Toomey, Jason Robards, Sr., June Clyde & Dwight Frye|
|Directed by||Phil Whitman|
|Original story by||Arthur Hoerl|
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 178 ratings.
This is an acceptable low-budget thriller with the right era ambience. The offense is the "shuffling black servant speaking in dialect" stuff to make today's viewers wince: Jeff the butler played by "Snowflake". Ouch. Unfortunately that sort of characterization was all too prominent in movies and popular fiction of the time, but that aside, this movie is the usual big-old-mansion-mystery-with-greedy-family-members, and someone in a spooky costume. Dwight Frye is disappointingly subdued.
Good old-fashioned murder mystery from Monogram. Greedy relatives await signing of a will from a crusty old uncle and suddenly there is murder. Who's the killer? Good acting from June Clyde and Regis Toomey as the leads (although, I'd have preferred Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot instead, after seeing how they clicked together in Monogram's "The Thirteenth Guest" and Allied's "A Shriek in the Night"). Lucille LaVerne casts her evil and suspicious looks all over the place, Dwight Frye is okay in a small role and Eddie Phillips is fine as a scheming young relative.
- Sales Rank: 17,743
- UPC: 089218441195
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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