July 15, 2019 Subject:
Another Shot...in The Dark
Another short 1930s mystery - they sure churned them out then - with little action outside of the stage, except for a car ride or two focused on the two front seat occupants and a "stage" scene inside another house - low budget for sure. There are no memorable performances and, as a previous reviewer noted, one murder really "stretches credibility." Nevertheless, it is a reasonably engaging murder mystery with enough suspects to keep you guessing - although none of that matters as last minute revelations tie the whole thing up. Strictly for fans of 1930s murder mysteries who want to see them all.
December 22, 2009 Subject:
Good hour filler
Students are murdered at a WASPy east coast college by a clever killer. Accomplishing the second murder stretches credibility. The story progresses well, but like some 1930s mysteries it lacks background music or camera movement or movement by the actors to make the interminable exposition scenes less boring.
I downloaded the MPEG4 file. Video is OK; audio is scratchy.
Starrett Was Heir TO Tool Company In New England.......We All Liked Him As The Durango Kid...!
September 20, 2009 Subject:
Ellery Queen-esque little mystery
Charles Starrett before he became the renowned coyboy star was really a down-east rich college boy in real life, and he plays the younger lead with a certain relish. It's a neat little mystery with Starrett as "The Son" and wooden Robert Warwick as "The Father" and it plays like an Ellery Queen yarn and it's not bad. Enjoy.