Murder by the Clock (1931)

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An elderly woman installs a horn in her crypt in case she's buried alive.


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  • Sally O'Neil and Regis Toomey in Murder by the Clock (1931)
  • Irving Pichel and Lilyan Tashman in Murder by the Clock (1931)
  • Lilyan Tashman in Murder by the Clock (1931)
  • Lilyan Tashman and Lester Vail in Murder by the Clock (1931)
  • William 'Stage' Boyd, Irving Pichel, Lilyan Tashman, and Regis Toomey in Murder by the Clock (1931)
  • William 'Stage' Boyd and Lilyan Tashman in Murder by the Clock (1931)

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23 September 2013 | edalweber
10
| Superb old murder mystery/horror movie
This is an excellent movie from the pre Production Code era that very well combines the detective gender with the horror one.Combining the graveyard setting with the old dark house, it has an atmosphere as creepy as any straight horror movie. The performances of all of the players are uniformly good.Lilyian Tashman is wonderful as the totally amoral con-woman, who manages to manipulate each one of the men she pretends to love into doing her killings for her while protesting that she didn't really MEAN for them to do that! William(stage) Boyd is superb as the tough, incorruptible police lieutenant who refuses to stop trying to learn the truth despite pressure and temptation by Tashman.Very much like Bogart's Sam Spade.Boyd reminds you in voice and somewhat in appearance of Randolph Scott.It is a pity that his problems with drugs and alcohol ruined his career and let to an early death.He was a great actor and might otherwise have rivaled Bogert and the rest as a tough, no nonsense leading man

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