12 Apr

A Shriek in the Night (1933) GINGER ROGERS


Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, Harvey Clark
Director: Albert Ray

Rival newspaper reporters join forces to solve a series of murders!



11 Apr

The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) BORIS KARLOFF


Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree
Director: William Nigh

Mr Wong tries to solve the murder of antiques collector who was in possession of a famous jewel known as “The Eye of the Moon.”



10 Apr

Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) BORIS KARLOFF


Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers
Director: William Nigh

A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl “Captain J” on a sheet of paper. She proves to be Princess Lin Hwa, on a secret military mission for Chinese forces fighting the Japanese invasion. Mr. Wong finds two captains with the initial J in the case, neither being quite what he seems; there’s fog on the waterfront and someone still has that poison-dart gun.



09 Apr

Mr. Wong Detective (1938) BORIS KARLOFF


Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings
Director: William Nigh

When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal the formula for a poison gas being developed by the first victim’s company.



08 Apr

Night Alarm (1934) BRUCE CABOT


Stars: Bruce Cabot, Judith Allen, H.B. Warner
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet

A reporter itching to get off the boring gardening “beat” gets a chance to investigate a series of arson fires. He believes the fires are tied into a web of political corruption involving a wealthy businessman, the mayor and the police chief. Complications ensue when the girl assigned to help him turns out to be the businessman’s daughter!



07 Apr

Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)


Stars: Neil Hamilton, Evelyn Venable, Jimmy Wallington
Director: David Howard

A boxer is killed in the ring, and the only clue is a tune that a man was whistling.



06 Apr

By Appointment Only (1933)


Stars: Lew Cody, Aileen Pringle, Sally O’Neil
Writer/Director: Frank R. Strayer

When a mother dies of heart failure in a doctor’s office, the physician–feeling somewhat guilty because he couldn’t save her–takes an interest in the woman’s young daughter, and makes her his ward, but his fiancé doesn’t particularly like it. After he returns from a three-year engagement in Europe, the doctor discovers that his ward is now a beautiful, full-grown woman, and finds himself falling for her–even though she’s engaged to his fiancé’s brother.



05 Apr

The Royal Bed (1931) MARY ASTOR

Stars: Lowell Sherman, Mary Astor, Hugh Trevor
Director: Lowell Sherman
Writer: Robert E. Sherwood (play)

In this Pre-code Comedy, the hapless king of a fictional European nation must put up with a domineering queen, a scheming son, a daughter who wants to elope, and a peasant revolt. Based on Robert E. Sherwood’s play “The Queen’s Husband.”

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