Mystic Circle Murder

A phony psychic promising communication with deceased love-ones bilks wealthy widows.
9 ratings
SALE: $5.95
List Price: $7.98
You Save: $2.03 (25% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 2-5 business days
Format:  DVD-R
item number:  ALP 5058D
on most orders of $75+
Brand New
Buy this DVD & matching 11" x 17" Poster Add Both to Cart
Related products:
Sinister Hands for $5.95

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: May 23, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1938
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Featured: &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Description by

The dead return to speak to the living! At least, that's what vulnerable and gullible mourners are led to believe when they visit the temple of the Great La Gagge, a charlatan psychic who stages rigged seances with his greedy henchman in order to fleece unsuspecting believers out of their hard-earned (or inherited) cash. La Gagge leads his latest potential victims, two wealthy widows utterly smitten by the Master, on a wild ghost chase across the Atlantic to the base of the Sphinx and the banks of the Ganges, as part of his scam to steal their fortunes.

Mystic Circle Murder, a low budget Merit Pictures production, is notable for a rare screen appearance by the widow of the great escape artist and magician, Harry Houdini. Madame Houdini delivers her definitive judgement on the efforts of the living to contact the dearly departed. Her verdict: don't waste your money or time trying to talk to the dead, because if her beloved Harry couldn't send back a message for her, what chance do the rest of us have to commune with the spirits?

Product Description:

A mystic charlatan is conning old ladies out of their fortunes, until he scares one to death and must answer for his crimes.


This product is made-on-demand by the manufacturer using DVD-R recordable media. Almost all DVD players can play DVD-Rs (except for some older models made before 2000) - please consult your owner's manual for formats compatible with your player. These DVD-Rs may not play on all computers or DVD player/recorders. To address this, the manufacturer recommends viewing this product on a DVD player that does not have recording capability.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 9 ratings.
Write an online review to share your thoughts with other customers.
Skip it Movie Lover: from MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY US -- October, 21, 2010

I don't know how much they paid Madame Houdini to appear briefly twice in this movie but it wasn't nearly enough to cover her embarassement if she ever saw it. The film doesn't start off badly, in fact I kind of enjoyed the first 15 minutes or so, even though the copy is choppy and appears to have had scences lost. But then the action moves to Egypt and on to India and it becomes downright silly...if not insulting to Egyptians and Indians. This definetly a film I would not bother to watch again.

Mystic Circle Murder Movie Lover: from Oil City, PA US -- July, 21, 2007

I believe the cover art is what sold me on this DVD. The movie starts off great and you feel that it is going to offer a lot for the money but half way through it starts "stretching the imagination." All in is still a good one to watch and enjoy...remembering its age and the era in which it was made. (Seeing Houdini's wife, though briefly, is a plus.)

Alpha Video DVDs
Alpha Video - DVD Sale
Own it on DVD for $5.99 or less

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 27,316
  • UPC: 089218505897
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC, Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion for films with a large audience. Let us know what you have.
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 9am-10pm, Weekends: 11am-7pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (Eastern Time)