Temple Tower (1930)

Genres - Mystery  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The second all-talking entry in the "Bulldog Drummond" series, Temple Tower is also the most obscure of the Drummond films -- and deservedly so. Broadway actor Kenneth MacKenna is astonishingly inept as H. H. "Sapper" McNeille's soldier-of-fortune hero, while the rest of the cast isn't much better. The story concerns a gang of crooks who've taken up residence in a mansion not far from Drummond's domicile. As our hero tries to get the goods on the villains, one of their number, a mysterious character known only as the Masked Strangler, is rapidly decimating the population of London. Adding spice to the story is heroine Patricia Verney (Marceleine Day), who at first appears to be one of the crooks but who is actually out for justice herself. In view of Kenneth McKenna's poor showing in Temple Tower, it is gratifying to know that he retired from acting shortly afterward to enter the production end of the business.

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criminal, detective, investigation, investigator, private-detective