The Perfect Clue

A mismatched young couple get mixed up in murder.
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  ALP 5559D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 25, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Headstrong socialite Mona Stewart is furious with her widower father's plan to remarry. Feeling ignored, she plans an attention-getting elopement with carouser Ronnie Van Zant, but changes her mind while on a train with him to Niagara Falls. She jumps off at a small town station, hiring recent parolee David Mannerling to drive her to Albany. Mannerling, who was framed and imprisoned for a bank robbery, is on a mission to clear his name, and love-struck Mona decides to stay with him for better or worse. And it does get worse - when Mannerling gets fingered for murder!

When handsome David Manners starred in The Perfect Clue (1935), he was one year away from retiring from a brief cinema career that started just five years before. In that short span, he appeared in almost 40 films, most notably Dracula (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Black Cat (1934) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935). After playing opposite such luminaries as Katherine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck and Claudette Colbert, Manners left Hollywood and spent the next 60 years painting, writing novels and doing occasional theater roles. He died in 1998, three years shy of his 100th birthday.


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Not bad! Movie Lover: from Clarkston, GA US -- March, 4, 2010

Not a bad little sleeper reminiscent of the guy meets spoiled heiress relationhip in "It Happened One Night." Plus, there's a little matter of a murder involved. For its age and the fact that it was turned out by a poverty row studio (Majestic), the print is quite watchable. Snappy dialogue, with misaligned co-stars on the run from law and mobsters alike, keeps your interest right up to the end.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 14,373
  • UPC: 089218555991
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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