The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Apr 13, 1935 (USA)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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At a fast 68 minutes, The Case of the Curious Bride remains a pleasure to watch albeit a far cry from the later television series. Instead of Raymond Burr's taciturn small screen interpretation, Warren William plays the lawyer-sleuth with tongue firmly planted in cheek and is awarded like-minded support by such familiar funsters as Allen Jenkins and Olin Howlin. The latter especially shines in a brief bit as a coroner who instead of exhuming a corpse uncovers a cigar store Indian. Replacing Canadian actress Helen Trenholme, Claire Dodd takes a breather from playing calculating debutantes and makes an entertaining Della Street, whose verbal sparring with William's Mason is apt to remind viewers of William Powell and Myrna Loy's groundbreaking repartee in MGM's The Thin Man (1934).