The Devil Plays (1931)

63 mins | Mystery | 15 December 1931

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DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 Dec 31
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
19 Jan 32
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1931
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
63
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After a murder, several people come under suspicion, all of whom were involved in mysterious ways with the victim. As a woman is about to disclose some important information, she too is killed. Finally, the novelist-detective calls a meeting of all the suspects in the police inspector's office and names the ... +


After a murder, several people come under suspicion, all of whom were involved in mysterious ways with the victim. As a woman is about to disclose some important information, she too is killed. Finally, the novelist-detective calls a meeting of all the suspects in the police inspector's office and names the murderer. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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