The Clue of the New Pin (1929)

Genres - Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Clue of the New Pin is a vintage British mystery based on a story by Edgar Wallace about a "perfect murder." A nephew discovers the corpse of his wealthy uncle in a vault with a key laying beside the body as the only clue. A newspaper reporter helps clear the prime suspect and reveal the identity of the true killer. The Clue of the New Pin is a slow-paced, stagy early film effort which will mainly be of interest to film buffs because it contained one of the earliest appearances of Sir John Gielgud as Rex Trasmere. Benita Hume, who would later marry Ronald Coleman and become a star in her own right, is also interesting in her role as the murder suspect.

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Britain, clue, corpse, hermit, investigation, investigator, journalism, key [door], killing, murder, nephew, police, reporter, suspicion, uncle, wealth, will [document]