The Furies (1930)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The plays of Zoe Akins were so stilted and mannered that one critic referred to watching them as "the curse of an Akins heart." The film versions of Akins's efforts were slightly better, as proven by The Furies. Lois Wilson stars as attractive Mrs. Sands, who despite her married status is ardently pursued by several libidinous bachelors. When Mr. Sands (Montague Love) is poisoned to death, each of Mrs. Sand's two most fervent suitors suspects the other of committing the crime. Complicating matters is the fact that Mrs. Sands' defense attorney (H.B. Warner) is also crazy about her. The identity of the actual killer is never in doubt, inasmuch as the actor playing the role had "done it" in several previous films and would continue "doing it" in subsequent murder mysteries. The best scenes occur towards the end, when Mrs. Sands's loyal servants are coached in their testimony by their attorney -- and have trouble remembering their "lines."

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husband, investigation, investigator, killing, lawyer, murder