Someone at the Door

Someone at the Door

Herbert Brenon (1936)

74min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is one of those rare instances when the remake is superior to the original, although, in this case, that's not saying much, as the 1950 version of Campbell and Dorothy Christie's old theatrical chestnut wasn't very good either. Contrived only goes part way to describing this creaky thriller, in which a reporter desperate for a scoop stumbles across a real mystery while staging a fake murder. Noah Beery Sr and Edward Chapman add a touch of spice as jewel thieves, but it's Billy Milton and Aileen Marson who are highly resistible as the hack and his accomplice sister.

Cast & Crew

Ronald Martin Billy Milton
Sally Martin Aileen Marson
Harry Kapel Noah Beery
Price Edward Chapman
Bill Reid John Irwin
Mrs Appleby Hermione Gingold
Sergeant Spedding Charles Mortimer
Director Herbert Brenon
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD