Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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