The Rogue's Tavern (1936)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Whodunit  |   Release Date - Jun 4, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Wallace Ford and Barbara Pepper have a field day playing Poverty Row versions of William Powell and Myrna Loy in this amusingly silly whodunit. Honeymooners Jimmy and Marjorie Flavin find that their Red Rock Tavern hostelry is not only home to a jewel smuggling gang but the site of a double murder. Since both the victims were seemingly bitten to death, the most obvious suspect is Silver Wolf, the part-wolf police dog owner by wheelchair-bound hotel proprietor Jamison (John Elliott) and his wife (Clara Kimball Young). But nothing is quite as it appears at first and the Flavins are quickly enmeshed in a conundrum worthy of -- well, Nick and Nora Charles. Produced by Mercury Pictures for release by Sam Katzman's Puritan Pictures Corp., Rogue's Tavern was filmed on standing sets at the former RKO Pathé studios.

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engagement, investigation, newlywed, smuggling, vacation, investigator, killing, murder, wolf