Strangers of the Evening (1932)

  |  Comedy, Mystery


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Bodies start mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue. An investigator tries to determine what is going on.


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Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone

Writers:

Stuart Anthony (adaptation), Warren Duff (adaptation)

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27 October 2015 | Leofwine_draca
5
| Dated comedy thriller
WHO KILLED FRANK DANIELS? is an odd, stagy little film from the early days of talkie cinema. It plays out as a murder mystery with the emphasis on some very tame, almost unrecognisable comedy which no doubt delighted contemporary audiences, although modern viewers will be baffled rather than amused by the jokes and pratfalls evinced here. It's certainly not a timeless comedy like the works of Laurel and Hardy or Harold Lloyd.

The film is very short but manages to fit quite a lot of plotting into its running time, half of which turns out to be rather irrelevant. The body of a man is discovered on a street and two suspects are sought by the exasperated cops; most of the action centres around a morgue allowing for plenty of ghoulish jokes surrounding corpses and the like. Lucien Littlefield's bizarro goof 'Snookie' is probably the best reason to watch this, although comedienne Zasu Pitts shows up late on in the proceedings to add some more humour to the thing.

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Genres

Comedy | Mystery

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Release Date:

15 May 1932

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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