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The Moonstone (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 20 August 1934 (USA)
Typical Monogram whodunit from the 30's, with dialogue and sound effects based on the well known mystery book with same title. A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and... See full summary »

Director:

Reginald Barker

Writers:

Wilkie Collins (based on the novel by), Adele Buffington (screen play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Manners ... Franklin Blake
Phyllis Barry ... Anne Verinder
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Carl Von Lucker
Jameson Thomas ... Godfrey Ablewhite
Herbert Bunston ... Sir John Verinder
Charles Irwin ... Inspector Cuff
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Betteredge
John Davidson ... Yandoo
Claude King ... Sir Basil Wynard
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Dr. Ezra Jennings
Evalyn Bostock Evalyn Bostock ... Roseanna Spearman (as Evelyn Bostock)
Fred Walton Fred Walton ... Henry the Butler
John Power John Power ... The Driver
Harold Entwistle Harold Entwistle ... Sutter
A.C. Henderson A.C. Henderson ... Robbin
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Storyline

Typical Monogram whodunit from the 30's, with dialogue and sound effects based on the well known mystery book with same title. A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and it is up to Scotland Yard inspector Charles Irwin to find out who did it among all the suspects who were in the house. Written by Daniel Camargo <chaney@urbi.com.br>

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All The Thrills of Wilkie Collins' Famous Novel Brought To The Screen! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Лунный камень See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Moonstone opening has the words "Monogram" and "Pictures" moving like trains through a futuristic building. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version available as part of Treeline Films' Mystery Classics 50 MoviePack runs only 46 minutes. See more »

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Superior B Picture
5 June 2003 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Veteran director Reginald Barker -- whose career included several superior William S. Hart Westerns and Thomas Ince's landmark CIVILIZATION -- directed this near the end of his career and he tells the story with a fluid camera and many visual grace notes. Unhappily, the dialogue is not up to the camerawork, but this first sound version of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery is well produced and well worth your time.


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