GenreDrama, Horror, Mystery Story byCharles Dickens LanguageEnglish
WriterJohn L. Balderston, Charles Dickens, original novel Release dateFebruary 4, 1935 (1935-02-04) CastClaude Rains (John Jasper), Douglass Montgomery (Neville Landless), Heather Angel (Rosa Bud), David Manners (Edwin Drood), Francis L. Sullivan (Rev. Mr. Septimus Crisparkle), Valerie Hobson (Helena Landless) Similar moviesCharles Dickens wrote the story for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Great Expectations
Robert powell in the mystery of edwin drood
Mystery of Edwin Drood is a 1935 American mystery-drama film directed by Stuart Walker and starring Claude Rains in the role of the villainous John Jasper. It is the third film adaptation and first sound film version of Charles Dickens's unfinished novel of the same name. Filmed by Universal Pictures, it co-stars Douglass Montgomery and Valerie Hobson (the future Estella of David Lean's 1946 Great Expectations), and featured David Manners as Edwin Drood. Stuart Walker had previously directed a little-known 1934 film adaptation of Great Expectations. The film's script provides an ending to the original unfinished novel, solving the mystery of the fate of Edwin Drood.