The Clue Of The New Pin

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

When a wealthy recluse is found dead in a sealed room with the key next to him, police are baffled. His will leaves everything to his ward, Hume, so suspicion falls on her. A reporter investigating the case is almost set afire, and the nephew who found the body is revealed as the killer. Britain's first talkie is, inevitably, an Edgar Wallace thriller,...read more

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When a wealthy recluse is found dead in a sealed room with the key next to him, police are baffled. His will leaves everything to his ward, Hume, so suspicion falls on her. A reporter investigating the case is almost set afire, and the nephew who found the body is revealed as the killer.

Britain's first talkie is, inevitably, an Edgar Wallace thriller, and the sound was on the soon-to-be-abandoned disc, rather than on the film. Gielgud's second film appearance.

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