Seven Keys To Baldpate

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Mystery

This picture was the third of five adaptations of Earl Derr Biggers' novel. The first version was made in 1917 with George M. Cohan, who had also written a successful stageplay version of the book, and a second silent adaptation was done in 1925 starring Douglas MacLean. RKO would go on to make two more versions after this, with Gene Raymond in 1935 and...read more

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This picture was the third of five adaptations of Earl Derr Biggers' novel. The first version was made in 1917 with George M. Cohan, who had also written a successful stageplay version of the book, and a second silent adaptation was done in 1925 starring Douglas MacLean. RKO would go on to

make two more versions after this, with Gene Raymond in 1935 and Phillip Terry in 1947. The story centers on Dix, a writer who is soon to be married, but must first complete an overdue novel. He locks himself away in the Baldpate Inn and sets out to complete the book in one day. But his peace and

quiet are disrupted when $200,000 is stolen, causing a beehive of activity at the inn. The local police arrest everyone except Dix, and after the money is recovered and the criminal apprehended, the audience discovers that everything that has happened is just part of Dix's novel. A trite ending,

but overall an enjoyable, undemanding mystery comedy.

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