Lightning Strikes Twice (1935)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Slapstick  |   Release Date - Dec 7, 1934 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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It's a dark and stormy night. The butler of a large mansion is annoyed by the howling of a cat. He fires a few gunshots at the annoying feline, which rouses the attention of two dimwitted cops. Before long, nearly everyone in New York has converged on the mansion--including a couple of bona fide criminals. Lightning Strikes Twice can't make up its mind to be a straight melodrama or a slapstick comedy, and therein lies both its weakness and its charm. The film is of greatest interest to fans of 1930s "B" pictures, thanks to a vintage cast including Chick Chandler, Thelma Todd, Steffi Duna and Walter Catlett.

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butler, criminal, gun, mansion, mistaken-identity, jewel-robbery