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Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 13 December 1935 (USA)
A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. However, peace and quiet are the last things he gets, as there are some very strange goings-on at the establishment.

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Earl Derr Biggers (novel), George M. Cohan (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Raymond ... William Magee
Margaret Callahan ... Mary Norton
Eric Blore ... Prof. Harrison Boulton
Grant Mitchell ... Thomas Hayden
Moroni Olsen ... Mayor Jim Cargan
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Myra Thornhill
Henry Travers ... Adalbert 'Lem' Peters / The Hermit
Walter Brennan ... Station Agent
Ray Mayer Ray Mayer ... Mr. Bland
Erville Alderson ... Chief of Police Roberts
Murray Alper ... Max the Monk
Harry Beresford ... Elijah Quimby
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Quimby
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A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. However, peace and quiet are the last things he gets, as there are some very strange goings-on at the establishment.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As 7 Chaves de Baldpate See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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George M. Cohan's play opened on Broadway in New York at the Astor Theater on September 22nd, 1913 and ran for 320 performances. See more »

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Fun 1935 version of a play
26 July 2011 | by the_bernieSee all my reviews

There are several film versions of this George M. Cohan play based on a novel by Earl Derr Biggers the writer of Charlie Chan novels.

I only read part of the book but this play starts out with much of the book thrown in. as we see a lady (Margaret Callahan) crying in the waiting room and being discussed by a male passenger (Gene Raymond) and the station agent (Walter Brennan.) The story is of a writer who picks Baldpate Inn, a quiet place, closed for the winter, as an ideal place for writing a quick novel. He is given the "only key" to the Inn. The film slowly unfolds and makes you wonder why you are watching. Soon it picks up the pace as we find "Seven Keys to Baldpate" and discover who has them both the characters and the familiar actors of the time. It takes time getting used to the cavalier attitude of the writer.


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