A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is ... See full summary »
A radio detective sets out to solve an old murder case, with the help of her sound man and another radio detective. They manage to talk to the people involved in the case, but shortly afterwards the main suspects turn up dead.
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The police lieutenant Steve Abbott is engrossed in a baffling murder case. As Steve pieces the clues together, he comes to the sobering conclusion that his own wife Ethel Abbott may be ... See full summary »
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
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Ray Milland is badgered into playing a game of bridge in British East Africa instead of managing his dam during a storm. When the dam bursts, he crashes his plane on purpose. His unseen brother, whom the authorities know to be cuckoo, blames the bridge players. He threatens to kill them all and disappears. A year later, the proposed victims are in an isolated house in Santa Barbara with some other folks when the murderer strikes. Will they discover the murderer before he kills them all?
Of course, you'd think there would be a picture, or at least a description of this maniac for the authorities and the people who are frightened they will be killed. No. There's a good reason for that, but it's never mentioned; it would turn this one-hour B movie into a twenty-minute short.
Director Ralph Murphy uses all the Dark House mystery convention except for the one where the detective sits everyone down and explains what happens. It's one of those mysteries where anyone could turn out to be the murderer, and the explanation at the end seemed thin to me. Still, the mood is creepy, and the actors are competent, with Henrietta Crosman delightful as the old and forthright lady.
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