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Director  Ben Holmes
Story by  Stuart Palmer
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Duration  
Language  English
The Plot Thickens (film) movie poster

Release date  December 11, 1936 (1936-12-11)
Based on  The Riddle of the Dangling Pearl  by Stuart Palmer
Writer  Clarence Upson Young (screenplay), Jack Townley (screenplay), Stuart Palmer (from a story by)
Screenplay  Jack Townley, Clarence Upson Young
Cast  James Gleason (Oscar Piper), ZaSu Pitts (Hildegarde Withers), Owen Davis Jr. (Robert Wilkins), Louise Latimer (Alice Stevens), Arthur Aylesworth (Kendall), Paul Fix (Joe)
Similar movies  James Gleason and others appear in The Plot Thickens and Murder on a Bridle Path

The Plot Thickens is a 1936 mystery film directed by William Sistrom, starring James Gleason and ZaSu Pitts, who plays the schoolteacher and amateur sleuth Hildegarde Withers from Stuart Palmer's stories. Gleason reprised his role as Hildegarde's friendly nemesis, Inspector Oscar Piper, from RKO Radio Pictures' previous Hildegarde Withers films.

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Plot

Hildegarde Withers (ZaSu Pitts) is a novelist who now tries to figure out the connection between two unrelated murders. Inspector Oscar Piper (James Gleason), is Hildegarde's friendly nemesis.

Cast

  • James Gleason as Oscar Piper
  • ZaSu Pitts as Hildegarde Withers
  • Owen Davis, Jr. as Robert 'Bob' Wilkins
  • Louise Latimer as Alice Stevens
  • Arthur Aylesworth as Kendall, the Butler
  • Paul Fix as Joe, the Chauffeur
  • Richard Tucker as John Carter
  • Barbara Barondess as Marie, the Maid
  • James Donlan as Jim, a Detective
  • Agnes Anderson as Dagmar, the Sculptor
  • Oscar Apfel as H. G. Robbins
  • John T. Bambury as Midget (uncredited)
  • References

    The Plot Thickens (film) Wikipedia
    The Plot Thickens (film) IMDb The Plot Thickens (film) themoviedb.org