The Westland Case


Mystery Crime
62 min     6     1937     USA


A detective must solve a case where a girl was murdered in a room--and all the doors and windows were locked from the inside.


CinemaSerf wrote:
Preston Foster ("Crane") and Frank Jenks ("Doc") get together for this hour long crime thriller that finds them trying to unravel the mystery of a woman found dead - but with all the doors and windows locked from the inside (and no sign of a puddle on the floor!). It transpires that her husband "Robert Westland" (Theodore von Eltz) is being held by the police for the murder, but is he really guilty and can our dynamic duo stop "Westland" from an appointment with the chair? It's quite an exciting little drama, this - Carol Hughes provides quite a chunk of feisty charm as "Emmy Lou" and there are plenty of other blondes to muddy the waters as our investigation gathers steam. There is a chemistry between the two at the top of the bill and the writing - though hardly taxing on anyone's little grey cells - keeps the pace quick and effective. Not a film you will ever remember seeing, but still one of the better "Crime Club" efforts.