Grumpy (1930)

Genres - Drama, Mystery, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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George Cukor received his first film directorial credit for Grumpy, though he was contractually bound to share billing with Broadway director Cyril Gardner. Cyril Maude recreates his stage role as a cranky retired lawyer with the requisite 14-carat heart. The lawyer's daughter (Frances Dade) has a boyfriend who is accused of stealing a valuable diamond. Setting his nightcap and pacing around his living room in his pajamas, "Grumpy" solves the case. Adapted from the play by Horace Hodges and Thomas Percival, Grumpy was previously filmed in 1923 with Theodore Roberts in the title role.

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accusation, daughter, lawyer, mystery [whodunit]