Murder in Trinidad (1934)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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What a shame that the 1934 Fox crime meller Murder in Trinidad is currently unavailable for viewing. In one of his best performances, Nigel Bruce is cast as Bertram Lynch, a slovenly, sweat-stained detective with a mind like a steel trap. Lumbering his way through a tropical outpost, Lynch searches for a clever gang of diamond smugglers, who rely upon the local crocodiles and quicksand to keep the authorities at bay. Along the way, he is helped by socialite Gregory Bronson (Douglas Walton), who is compelled to spend most of his time rescuing heroine Joan Cassell (Heather Angel) from one peril or another. Complicating matters are three murders, each apparently committed by the same knife-wielding assailant. Murder in Trinidad was remade as Mr. Moto in Danger Island in 1938, and as The Caribbean Mystery in 1945.

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crocodile, detective, investigation, killing, murder, opal, private-detective, swamp