Castle of Crimes (1940)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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As part of a reciprocal deal, teeny-tiny PRC Pictures released several Associated British-Pathe films to American theaters. One of these was Castle of Crimes, featuring Kenneth Kent as A.E.W. Mason's famed professional sleuth Inspector Hanaud. The story concerns a wealthy recluse (Louise Hampton) who is convinced that her avaricious relatives intend to murder her. In turns out that she's right, but Hanaud refuses to jump to the "logical" conclusions in determining the guilty party. The murder weapon is a rare, almost undetectable type of poison-but not too undetectable for our hero. Castle of Crimes was originally released in Great Britain in 1940 as The House of the Arrow.

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castle, criminal, death, inheritance, investigation, killing, loot, murder, relative, spinster