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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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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 various home video releases currently (2019) available run only 46 minutes. See more »

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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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Moonstone in name only
17 March 2012 | by jonfrum2000See all my reviews

Those who have read the classic book by Wilkie Collins should not expect anything similar. Other than a jewel called the Moonstone, that is. The 1933-34 years saw movies that still suffered from the silent film hangover, and some that showed more naturalistic acting. This has some of both, leaning towards the stiffness of the silents. As noted by others, the actress playing the lead is so foolish that it's difficult to care that she's had her jewel stolen. And then there's the scene where she refuses to have her belongings searched for the jewel, which is never explained. And the reveal comes out of nowhere, with no 'detecting' at all. Watch 1933's The Kennel Murder Case for far superior acting and plotting. This movie just doesn't have the right pieces in the right places. It tries, but never really pays off. Still, I did watch it to the fast-arriving end, so I can't complain too much. Worth watching as long as you don't expect too much. Watch it on a dark and stormy night when you have nothing else to do.


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