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Edward G. Robinson,
Actress Jessica Wells, sister of actor Damon Wells, is on top of her form except when her husband Vance is around. When Vance takes her to the apartment of a theatrical producer she comes home incoherent and Vance is found dead in the vanished producer's hotel suite.Written by
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The original play, titled "The Dark Tower", opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA at the Morosco Theatre, 271 W. 45th St., on 25 November 1933 and had 57 performances. Anton Stengel and Margaret Dale originated their movie roles in the play, and the cast included Porter Hall and Margaret Hamilton. See more »
Great acting from Robinson, and a little over the top, but enjoyably so, from Calhern and Astor. Very stagey, but good setups and moving camera. Beware the plot synopsis in the TV Guide movie database. It seems to describe the ending of the play, but the movie (a censored version?), which played on TCM, has a more ambiguous ending which works better and is more interesting (to me, at least). (Not that I'm for censorship, but sometimes...) Ironically, the play had a happy ending, and that is the one described by TV Guide and Maltin. It's amusing to see when the established references contain reviews that were written by people who had not seen the entire film, and in some cases not at all.
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