Affairs of A Gentleman (1934)

Genres - Mystery, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The mysterious death of a notoriously candid author provides the basis of this mystery. Investigators do not believe the suicide note found with his corpse. It seems the author had written a scandalous autobiography detailing his many affairs, with no regard to the feelings of the women involved. The police begin investigating these women and the story is told in flashback. It all began during a publisher's party for the author. Several of his ex-girl friends show up, and he entertains them. Afterward he returns to his study, but not before telling his butler that he plans to kill himself because life is simply too much to bear. It is the valet who suggests he leave a suicide note to protect the innocent. The distraught author does so and then fires the gun. Unfortunately, he only wounds himself. The butler runs in, sees an opportunity to at long last get revenge and finishes the job. He feels secure that he has committed the perfect crime. Unfortunately, he forgot about the second bullet embedded in the floor. Fortunately, the police find it and the butler gets his just desserts.

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army, book, death, doctor/nurse, flashback, killing, letter, love, medical, murder, party, police, suicide, tour-of-duty, USO-entertainer, valet [servant], volunteer, weapons, wound [injury], writing