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An earlier adaption of the popular novel was made in Great Britain in 1920. That film was directed by Richard Garrick and starred Gregory Scott as "Philip Trent." Another version, made in England in 1953, was a British-U.S. co-production produced for Republic Studios. The 1953 film, also entitled Trent's Last Case , was directed by Herbert Wilcox and starred Michael Wilding and Margaret Lockwood (See ... More Less

An earlier adaption of the popular novel was made in Great Britain in 1920. That film was directed by Richard Garrick and starred Gregory Scott as "Philip Trent." Another version, made in England in 1953, was a British-U.S. co-production produced for Republic Studios. The 1953 film, also entitled Trent's Last Case , was directed by Herbert Wilcox and starred Michael Wilding and Margaret Lockwood (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Film Daily
2 Jun 1929
p. 8.
CAST
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Trent's Last Case by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (London, 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 March 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 March 1929
Copyright Number:
LP256
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Sd eff and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,809 ft.
Length(in feet):
5,834
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sigsbee Manderson is apparently murdered, and Inspector Murch lines up the suspects for interrogation: Manderson's wife, Evelyn; his secretary, who is in love with Evelyn; Manderson's uncle; the butler; and the maid. Murch suspects the secretary but Trent proves that Manderson committed suicide, killing himself in such a way as to cast suspicion on his innocent ... +


Sigsbee Manderson is apparently murdered, and Inspector Murch lines up the suspects for interrogation: Manderson's wife, Evelyn; his secretary, who is in love with Evelyn; Manderson's uncle; the butler; and the maid. Murch suspects the secretary but Trent proves that Manderson committed suicide, killing himself in such a way as to cast suspicion on his innocent secretary. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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