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The House of a Thousand Candles (1936)

Approved | | Action | 3 April 1936 (USA)
An English diplomat's (Phillips Holmes) girlfriend (Mae Clarke) tags along as he takes a coded message to Geneva.


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H.W. Hanemann (screen play), Endre Bohem (screen play) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Phillips Holmes ... Tony Carleton
Mae Clarke ... Carol Vincent
Irving Pichel ... Anton Sebastian
Rosita Moreno ... Raquel
Fred Walton Fred Walton ... Alf
Hedwiga Reicher ... Maria
Lawrence Grant ... Sir Andrew McIntyre
Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding ... Travers
Michael Fitzmaurice Michael Fitzmaurice ... Keith Barrie
Rafael Alcayde ... Jules Gregoire (as Rafael Storm)
Mischa Auer ... Victor Demetrius
Paul Ellis ... Agent
Keith Daniels Keith Daniels ... Steward
Charles De Ravenne Charles De Ravenne ... Radio Attendant
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Sergeant


An English diplomat's (Phillips Holmes) girlfriend (Mae Clarke) tags along as he takes a coded message to Geneva.

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spy | agent | based on novel | See All (3) »


A beautiful spy nearly led to his undoing!! Suspense!! Drama!! Action!! Love!!




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Release Date:

3 April 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa das Mil Luzes See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Haunting Shadows (1919) See more »


Songs written by Sam H. Stept and Arthur Kay
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11 October 2003 | by tomfarrSee all my reviews

I bought this title from Hollywoodsattic.com recently, for a not-unreasonable price. I am a big fan of the original book by Meredith Nicholson, and I was very disappointed to find that this film had NOTHING to do with the original storyline. The only thing taken from the book was the title. But the opening credits state "from the novel by Meredith Nicholson". There was a silent version made in 1915, and judging from the characters' names, it does follow the original story. This 1936 version is a rather cheesy early WWII spy drama. I am no film critic, but wow, the bad acting really jumped off the screen and grabbed me by the throat on this one!

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