Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames
Director: Edwin L. Marin
While filming the closing scene of “The Death Kiss,” the leading man is actually killed. Having been married to or played around with most of the women connected with the movie studio, there are lots of suspects. When the leading lady is arrested for the killing, her boyfriend starts an investigation to prove her innocence.
Mr Moto competes with a gang of ruthless treasure-hunters for possession of seven scrolls which, when brought together, form a map which reveals the location of the tomb of Genghis Khan, reputed to contain fabulous treasure. Moto already has one scroll, but the rest are owned by Prince Chung and his mother, who consider it a sacred duty to their ancestors to protect the scrolls and the secret of the Khan’s tomb.
Disguised as an Austrian archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals.
Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.
Stars: Sidney Blackmer, Rick Vallin, Byron Foulger
Director: William Beaudine
In the first of a planned series of films based on Foulton Osler’s stories, finds Police Commissioner Thatcher Colt and his aide, Anthony Abbott using their usual methods of science and deduction, set out to solve the murder of an opera singer. This involves two wig-makers, an opera troupe, an announcement of a trip to South America, and an artful disguise.
Stars: Nan Grey, Donald Woods, Jed Prouty
Director: Otis Garrett
Caesar Kluck, soft-drink magnate, is found dead in the office of a big radio-broadcasting company. Benjamin Franklin Butts, a sound engineer, discovers that Kluck met his death from cyanogen gas, administered in some mysterious fashion. Harry Jones, head of the company, fires Butts for making the public. Kluck has made many enemies and there are numerous suspects, including Christina “Steenie” MacCorkle, who is in love with Butts; her brother Alexander; radio announcer Dave Chapman; Tony Lisotti, the janitor who had discovered that Kluck was making love to his daughter Maria’ Kluck’s physician, Doctor Leonard sylvester, and Joe Carney, a racketeer who had been doing Kluck’s dirty work. Butts pursues his investigation and his only clue is a deflated toy-advertising balloon he has found next to Kluck’s body. Later, Butts discovers Tony;s body in a broom closet and, nearby, finds another deflated balloon, a straw and a pin. He then calls all the suspects together…and solves the mystery.