The Crimson Circle (1930)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Previously filmed in 1915 and 1922, The Crimson Circle was based on a novel by Edgar Wallace. The story concentrates on the exploits of Derek Yale, the elusive young head of a blackmailing operation. Dogging Yale's trail at every turn is relentless Scotland Yard inspector Parr. In hopes of escaping detection, Yale poses as a private detective who offers his assistance in his own capture! It is Yale's love for Parr's pretty daughter that leads to his downfall. Completed as a 75-minute silent film by director Frederick Zelnik, Crimson Circle was extensively reshot by Sinclair Hill and finally released as a 60-minute "sound" picture. The property was filmed for a fourth time in 1936.



killing, blackmail, death, love, police