The Mystery of Edwin Drood Movie Review 1935

Information and Film Reviews for The Mystery of Edwin Drood the Movie

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Nicely creepy gothic atmosphere highlights this version of Charles Dickens' final novel, which was unfinished at the time of his death. English choirmaster and opium addict John Jasper (Rains) is visited by his nephew Edwin Drood (Manners), who's soon to enter into an arranged marriage with Rosa (Angel). Unbeknownst to anyone, Jasper has long desired Rosa for himself and kills his nephew in a jealous rage. Now that Drood's disappeared, will Jasper have Rosa to himself?

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Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 85 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mystery & Suspense, Books to Film: Charles Dickens, Period Piece: 19th Century, Drug Use & Abuse, Obsessive Love
Screenplay
John Lloyd Balderston, Gladys Unger
Cast
Claude Rains, Heather Angel, Douglass Montgomery, Valerie Hobson, David Manners, Francis L. Sullivan, Ethel Griffies, E.E. Clive
Cinematography
George Robinson
Director
Stuart Walker
Music
Edward Ward
Producer
Carl Laemmle, Universal Pictures

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