The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)

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A jewel thief suspected of being a local serial killer targeting police officers decides to solve the mystery himself to clear his name.

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  • Elizabeth Allan and Ralph Forbes in The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
  • Robert Adair and Leonard Mudie in The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
  • Elizabeth Allan, Robert Montgomery, and Henry Stephenson in The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
  • Robert Montgomery, Henry Stephenson, and Lewis Stone in The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
  • Elizabeth Allan, Henry Stephenson, and Lewis Stone in The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
  • Robert Montgomery in The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)

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12 February 2015 | MikeMagi
9
| Perfect timing
Modern directors who don't know how to make a movie in less than two hours could take a lesson from this fast-paced 84 minute thriller, shot in 1934. The tale centers on a killer who uses a cane-sword to skewer policemen, warning Scotland Yard of each murder before it occurs. Unfortunately, jewel thief Robert Montgomery happens to be heisting a diamond just as another bobby is slain -- and becomes the principal suspect. The only way he can clear his name is to catch the maniac, pausing from time to time to dally with Elizabeth Allan as the police commissioner's fetching daughter. As the mystery moves crisply along, there are no long tracking shots, lingering looks at people's faces or endless glimpses of scenery. Instead, Montgomery's bonhomie, Allan's saucy appeal, a clever, amusing script and tight editing make Mr. X a pleasure to watch.

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