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|Mystery Murder - 25 Killer Crime Classics|
Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Ginger Rogers
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Old dark houses, creaking staircases, sinister suspects, persistent private eyes, damsels in distress ? they?re all here in abundance in these twenty-five crime classics from the 1930s and 1940s ? The Golden Age of the Hol... more »
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Movie Buff | 10/29/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The manufacturer of this DVD set clearly shows no qualms about ripping people off by including movies that are not complete. Most notably is "The Red House" which cuts off abruptly after an hour leaving 40 minutes of the movie missing! There's no excuse for this kind of rip-off especially if you're willing to put up with the poor quality of these transfers to begin with. I Wouldn't recommend anyone buying this set, and shame on Amazon for continuing to sell a defective product now that they are aware of it!"
John W. Lundquist III | Minnesota | 05/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've only watched a couple of the films in this set so far. I was very disappointed when watching "The Red House", to find the film is incomplete. The last 40 minutes are simply not there. Very frustrating.
I don't know if other films in the set suffer from this problem but you've been warned. Its too bad because these are fun films that may never see a better release."
On a 1 to 10 scale, this collection is rated: 6.0
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"MYSTERY & MURDER - 25 KILLER CRIME CLASSICS features a nice sampling of most of the mid-20th Century's theatrical detective series. Dick Tracy, The Shadow, Mr. Moto, Ellery Queen, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew and Bulldog Drummond are all here (while conspicuously absent are The Thin Man and Charlie Chan). There's also a nice cross-section of other 1930s and '40s who-dun-its that all fans of murder mysteries are certain to enjoy.
The overall rating for this box set was determined from polling data maintained at a film reference website. The current 1 to 10 average for MYSTERY & MURDERIS: 6.0.
The following alphabetized list includes individual poll scores, actual years of release and principal actors for each movie.
(5.3) The Black Raven (1943) - George Zucco/Wanda McKay
(5.9) Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937) - John Howard/John Barrymore
(6.4) The Crooked Circle (1932) - Zasu Pitts/James Gleason
(6.1) Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) - Ralph Byrd
(6.8) Eyes In The Night (1942) - Edward Arnold/Ann Harding/Donna Reed
(6.1) House Of Secrets (1936) - Leslie Fenton/Muriel Evans
(4.2) Juggernaut (UK-1936) - Boris Karloff/Joan Wyndham
(6.5) The Lady In Scarlet (1935) - Reginald Denny/Patricia Farr/Jameson Thomas
(6.3) Lady Of Burlesque (1943) - Barbara Stanwyck/Pinky Lee (minor role)
(5.7) The Mandarin Mystery (1936) - Eddie Quillan/Franklin Pangborn
(6.4) Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) - Peter Lorre/John Carradine/George Sanders
(6.1) Murder At Glen Athol (1936) - John Miljan/Irene Ware/Iris Adrian
(6.4) Murder By Invitation (1941) - Wallace Ford/Marian Marsh
(5.0) Mystery Liner (1934) - Ralph Lewis/Noah Beery/George "Gabby" Hayes (in a minor role)
(6.1) The Mystery Of Mr. Wong (1939) - Boris Karloff
(6.3) Nancy Drew, Reporter (1939) - Bonita Granville/John Litel
(5.0) The Phantom Broadcast (1933) - Ralph Forbes/Vivienne Osborne/George 'Gabby' Hayes
(5.8) Phantom Of Chinatown (1940) - Keye Luke/Grant Withers
(7.0) The Red House (1947) - Edward G. Robinson/Judith Anderson
(5.3) The Shadow Strikes (1937) - Rod La Rocque/Agnes Anderson
(6.8) Sherlock Holmes And The Secret Weapon (1943) - Basil Rathbome/Nigel Bruce/Lionel Atwill
(5.9) A Shriek In The Night (1933) - Ginger Rogers/Lyle Talbot
(6.2) The Sphinx (1933) - Lionel Atwill/Sheila Terry
(6.5) Tomorrow At Seven (1933) - Chester Morris/Vivienne Osborne/Frank McHugh
(5.0) Who Killed Doc Robbin? (1948) - Larry Olsen/Virginia Grey/George Zucco"
MYSTERY & MURDER
Theodore J. Vega | DALY CITY, CALIFORNIA USA | 04/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like old B grade movies of suspense and mystery I recommend this collection of a variety of this movie genre. Although not as spectacular with the graphics of today's action movies, the dialogue was good, sound was good, and fun to watch. This collection contained a number of detectives which I had never seen before like the mysterious Mr. Wong, a movie with Ginger Rogers in which she did not dance but was very funny as a detective, and "Lady of Burlesque" with Barbara Stanwyck (what a doll), and Michael Shae. "Lady of Burlesque" was suspenful, funny, and its worth the price of the video by itself. Good buy."