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Director  Howard Bretherton
Cinematography  James Van Trees
Country  United States
3.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Mystery
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Language  English
The Argyle Case (1929 film) The Argyle Case 1929 film Wikipedia
Release date  August 17, 1929 (1929-08-17) (U.S.)
Writer  Harriet Ford (play), Harvey J. OHiggins (play), William J. Burns (play), Harvey F. Thew, De Leon Anthony (titles)
Production  Warner Bros. Entertainment
Cast  Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, John Darrow
Similar movies  Related Howard Bretherton movies

The Argyle Case (1929) is an all-talking pre-code murder horror film produced and released by Warner Bros., and directed by Howard Bretherton. The movie stars Thomas Meighan, H.B. Warner, Lila Lee, John Darrow and Zasu Pitts. The film was based on a play by Harriet Ford and Harvey J. O'Higgins.

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The play was previously filmed as a silent in 1917, The Argyle Case.

Plot

A wealthy man is shot just as he reaches for the phone to call for the police. Suspicion falls on his ward (Lila Lee) as he has intended to change his will, which had left his entire estate to her, to share it equally with his nephew. The nephew, who is in love with Lee, calls in a private detective, who eventually finds it is the lawyer who is the criminal.

Cast

  • Thomas Meighan as Alexander Kayton
  • H.B. Warner as Hurley
  • Lila Lee as Mary Morgan
  • John Darrow as Bruce Argyle
  • Zasu Pitts as Mrs. Wyatt
  • Bert Roach as Joe
  • Wilbur Mack as Sam
  • Douglas Gerrard as Finley
  • Alona Marlowe as Kitty
  • James Quinn as Skidd
  • Gladys Brockwell as Mrs. Martin
  • Preservation status

    No film elements are known to survive. The soundtrack, which was recorded on Vitaphone disks, may survive in private hands. The sound to four reels (Reels 3, 5, 7, and 9), out of nine reels, survives on Vitaphone disks at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

    References

    The Argyle Case (1929 film) Wikipedia
    The Argyle Case IMDb


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