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L'uomo senza volto
(The Preview Murder Mystery)
1936, regia di Robert Florey
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Paramount Pictures - Distribuzione: Paramount Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures - Soggetto: Garnett Weston - Sceneggiatura: Brian Marlow, Robert Yost - Fotografia: Karl Struss - Montaggio: James Smith - Art Director: Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 60'.
Rod La Rocque,
Conway Tearle, Thomas E. Jackson, Jack Raymond,
Chester Conklin, Hank Mann.
Trama e commenti: mymovies.it - trovacinema.repubblica.it - it.movies.yahoo.com - magazine.libero.it - comingsoon.it - film.tv.it - it.wikipedia.org - contenebbia.splinder.com: «Curioso “mystery” incentrato su di una serie di macabri omicidi che avvengono sul set di un film di vampiri...».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - movies.nytimes.com - answers.com - movies.amctv.com - scifilm.org: «The actor in a remake of "Song of the Toreador" is receiving threatening notes telling him he will not live to see the preview of the movie. About two-thirds the way through my copy of this movie the videotape started doing some bizarre stuttering that made it somewhat difficult to watch, but I was able to see enough to figure out what was going on (though I do know that I'll have to search for an upgrade in the future). It's a bit of a shame; this is a very enjoyable mystery, well directed by Robert Florey, and with a cast that features the heroine of Mad Love and one-time Dracula hopeful Ian Keith. It's a little predictable at times; I saw one murder and one murder attempt being set up before they actually occur, but the ending has some quite satisfying twists that send it a little ways into the horror genre. One question, though; at one point, a man suspects that a mouse has been eating some of the cheese on his desk. He then sets up an elaborate system with a camera and an assortment of strings in order to get a picture of the mouse. My question is in two parts: a) Why didn't he just use a mousetrap?, and b) what was he going to do with the picture of the mouse; blackmail him?» (Dave Sindelar).
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