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The Riverside Murder (1935)

A gentleman is shot dead in his study. The police come in to solve the crime. A young detective weaves his way through danger and an intricate set of clues to catch the killer. Watch for ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Parker

Writers:

Selwyn Jepson (screen adaptation), Stanislas-André Steeman (based on "Les Six Hommes Morts") (as André Steeman)
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Cast overview:
Basil Sydney ... Inspector Philip Winton
Judy Gunn Judy Gunn ... Claire Haines
Zoe Davis Zoe Davis ... Mrs. Harris (as Zoë Davis)
Alastair Sim ... Police Sgt. 'Mac' McKay
Reginald Tate ... Hubert Perrin
Ian Fleming ... Henry Sanders
Tom Helmore ... Alfred Jerome
Martin Lewis Martin Lewis ... William Gregg
C.M. Hallard C.M. Hallard ... Dickenson - Norman's Attorney
Aubrey Mallalieu ... Robert Norman
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A gentleman is shot dead in his study. The police come in to solve the crime. A young detective weaves his way through danger and an intricate set of clues to catch the killer. Watch for the scene were a murder is committed by shooting a gun through a mail slot in a door. The climax is terrific and similar to Secret of the Blue Room. Written by Anonymous

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shooting | detective | murder | See All (3) »

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Crime | Mystery

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Film debut of Alastair Sim. See more »

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At c. 13 minutes the newspaper editor abruptly ends his telephone conversation with Claire Haines, the young reporter, by slamming down the receiver. However, immediately afterwards, the call continues. See more »

Quotes

Police Sgt. 'Mac' McKay: What are you doing here?
Claire Haines: I'm a journalist.
Police Sgt. 'Mac' McKay: Oh, you are, are you? Well, this way, Miss.
Claire Haines: Oh, but Sergeant... .
Police Sgt. 'Mac' McKay: No.
Claire Haines: Haven't you a daughter of your own?
Police Sgt. 'Mac' McKay: I haven't one, so it isn't likely. Strict rules, Miss.
Claire Haines: [he hurries her towards the front door] But Sergeant...
Police Sgt. 'Mac' McKay: [shoving her out the door] No. No reporters until we're ready for them. No, no no. Now stay out.
Claire Haines: Ooo, you monster!
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Think Ten Little Indians
11 January 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Basil Sydney and Alastair Sim play a pair of Scotland Yard detectives assigned to find the murderer of a rich man who is shot while looking out the window of his estate. A couple of more murders follow of some business partners and suspects get eliminated. Just like in Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians.

Reporter Judy Gunn is someone you'll have to decide whether she's more of a help than a hindrance to Sydney. He likes her well enough, but he's got a murder to solve. As for Gunn she's looking to trade up from gossip columnist to crime reporter on her newspaper.

It's a British Quota Quickie, their term for a B film and this could have come out of a studio like Monogram with the threadbare sets and skimpy plot though not lousy editing.

As for the mystery just think about who was the doer in Ten Little Indians and how it was done.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1935 (UK) See more »

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Fox Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Visatone (as Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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