The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)





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MGM was seldom content to just film a mystery; the story had to be dressed up in some elaborate, unorthodox fashion. Mystery of Mr. X is given an additional visual boost by setting the story in 19th century London, allowing for a full array of the costumes and plush backgrounds of the era and locale. Robert Montgomery is an elegant jewel thief who happens to be working the same territory where a mysterious murderer has struck. Montgomery deduces that the killer, whose victims are all constables, is operating in a pattern resembling the letter "X". To avoid being mistakenly arrested as the murderer, Montgomery endeavors to second-guess where the killer will strike next--and then lies in wait to trap Mister X himself. Adapted from a novel by Philip MacDonald, Mystery of Mr. X was remade in 1952 as The Hour of Thirteen.
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Robert Montgomery
as Nicholas Revel
Elizabeth Allan
as Jane Frensham
Henry Stephenson
as Sir Herbert Frensham
Lewis Stone
as Inspector Connor
Ralph Forbes
as Sir Christopher Marche
Ivan Simpson
as Hutchinson
Alec B. Francis
as Judge Malpas
Charles Irwin
as Willis
Colin Kenny
as Constable
Pearl Varvell
as Barmaid
Henry Mowbray
as Detective
Barlowe Borland
as Headwaiter
Alfred Cross
as Reporter
Olaf Hytten
as Reporter
Norman Ainsley
as Reporter
Terry Spencer
as Reporter
Victor Gammon
as Reporter
Captain Francis
as Reporter
Eric Wilton
as Butler
Richard Lancaster
as Policeman
Robert A'Dair
as Policeman
Pat Moriarity
as Policeman
Milton Royce
as London Bobby
William Stack
as Travers Gordon
Claude King
as Cummings
Douglas Gordon
as Court Clerk
Ray Milland
as Forbes
Clive Morgan
as Blanchard
John Power
as Bobbie
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All Critics (2)

Nicely done mix of mystery thriller and sophisticated comedy.

Full Review… | November 30, 2015
Classic Film and Television

A witty, well crafted thriller.

Full Review… | September 8, 2003
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