Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Murder at Glen Athol|
Actors: John Miljan, Irene Ware, Iris Adrian, Noel Madison, Oscar Apfel
Director: Frank R. Strayer
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha) Release Date: 04/27/2004
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bernie | Arlington, Texas | 01/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bill Holt (John Miljan) is a famous detective. He is on vacation and borrowing a house on Glen Athol. He is invited and practically forced to go to a party in the mansion next door. A wickedly flirtatious girl Muriel Randel (Iris Adrian) tells him of all the skeletons in everyone's closet. She seems to be some sort of scamp that uses everyone including the detective. It seems to be an early night as the detective goes home to finish a book he is writing. The scamp is exhausted and goes to bead early. All is well.
Bang! Bang! Shots heard. That night the butler mistakes a nephew (guest) of being a burglar and shoots him. Soon other bodies are found and the simple minded police pin it on the nephew. Our detective without overtly playing his hand must find out the truth.
Be sure to concentrate on the first 10 minute introduction of the characters or you will get lost in the shuffle.
Watching many detective movies it is not hard to guess the whole story as it is thinly masked and hurried at 69 minutes. However it is fun to watch the story unfold before our eyes and a rather refreshing but not unique conclusion.
The film has the feel that we are coming in in the middle of a series. However there is no reference to a book or any other movie either this character. The Writer of the screen play, John W. Krafft, has a string of credits to his name for many other movies and TV series.
larryj1 | AZ, USA | 06/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very good early murder mystery. The DVD by Alpha is a pretty decent print with a minimum of splicing. I especially enjoyed the part played by Iris Adrian."