Movie The Phantom Strikes (1938) download free
Book Title: The Phantom Strikes|
Directors: Walter Forde
Runtime: 73 min
Stars: Sonnie Hale,Wilfrid Lawson,Louise Henry
IMDb Rating: 6.6
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release Date: 1939-04-17
Full movie description "The Phantom Strikes":A suspense thriller with virtually the entire cast under suspicion of murder. In this, the third of at least 4 film versions of the Edgar Wallace story, John Longden plays the police inspector for the second time. The inspector and a police surgeon team up to find the killer who has just announced his (or her) intention to kill a lawyer.
Reviews of the The Phantom StrikesThat is, a good mystery that is old-fashioned. Made before WW II, it has the obligatory comic relief that was so prevalent in movies of that era, the worst example being "The Cat And The Canary". To me, mystery and humor are like oil and water.
The British cast was good and the plot, taken from an Edgar Wallace novel, was very good. The premise, a deceased notorious killer who returns to kill again, was plausible, allowing for a few plot holes which can be overlooked. The best part is that it is difficult to guess who the murderer is, as there are so many suspects. Sonny Hale plays the annoying comic in the story and it is too bad he, too, didn't become a victim.
"The Gaunt Stranger" is a British production and woven into the plot are some uniquely pre-war English touches of an interpersonal nature that we Yanks might find off-putting, or at least peculiar, customs and attitudes from another era, but just go with them and try to figure out who the murderer is. That is where this picture earns my rating....and there is no 'gaunt stranger' as the title suggests.
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