The Crimson Circle

  • 1936
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

This sloppily edited film, based on Edgar Wallace's blackmail novel, was tightened by 15 minutes shortly after its release. The movie concerns the head of an extortion ring and his attempts to outwit Scotland Yard by becoming an amateur private eye and mingling with the big boys. As much attention is devoted to the criminal's scheming as to the Yard's thwarted...read more

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This sloppily edited film, based on Edgar Wallace's blackmail novel, was tightened by 15 minutes shortly after its release. The movie concerns the head of an extortion ring and his attempts to outwit Scotland Yard by becoming an amateur private eye and mingling with the big boys. As much

attention is devoted to the criminal's scheming as to the Yard's thwarted attempts to catch him, but most of the situations are highly implausible, something unusual in a Wallace story. The longer version is considerably less suspenseful, gaining nothing by extra film stock. (Remake of the 1929

version.)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This sloppily edited film, based on Edgar Wallace's blackmail novel, was tightened by 15 minutes shortly after its release. The movie concerns the head of an extortion ring and his attempts to outwit Scotland Yard by becoming an amateur private eye and min… (more)

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