Blind Adventure (1933)

60 or 65 mins | Comedy-drama | 18 August 1933

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HISTORY

The working titles of this film were Fog Bound and In the Fog. A HR news item adds Edgar Norton and Tom Ricketts to the cast, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. ...

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The working titles of this film were Fog Bound and In the Fog. A HR news item adds Edgar Norton and Tom Ricketts to the cast, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
31 Oct 1933
p. 4
HF
3 Jun 1933
p. 7
Hollywood Reporter
1 Jun 1933
p. 4
International Photographer
Jul 1933
p. 38
Motion Picture Herald
8 Jul 1933
p. 20
Motion Picture Herald
12 Aug 1933
p. 48
New York Times
31 Oct 1933
p. 24
Variety
7 Nov 1933
p. 16
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
[Wrt] by
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Robert De Grasse
Cam op
Asst cam
ART DIRECTORS
Al Herman
Settings
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
SET DECORATOR
Chief propman
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Rec eng
Jean Speak
Asst rec eng
Asst rec eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Chief elec
Chief grip
Still photog
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Fog Bound
In the Fog
Release Date:
18 August 1933
Production Date:
began early Jun 1933
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
RKO-Radio Pictures, Inc.
18 August 1933
LP4080
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60 or 65
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Richard Bruce, a vacationing rich American, takes off in a London fog to find "real English life" and wanders into a stranger's house, where he discovers a bloodied body in a chair. Startled, Richard runs into the street and bumps into passerby Gerald Fairfax. To Richard's surprise, when he returns to the house with Gerald, the body is gone and has been replaced by the very alive Major Thorne, who with his wife and niece, Rose Thorne, deny any mischief. Convinced that he is crazy, Rose, a Canadian who has just met her relatives for the first time, entertains Richard while they wait for the police. Later, Richard and she overhear the major and Gerald discussing the "body" and then meet Jim Steele, the "corpse," in the library. Only wounded, Jim tells the couple that he is a secret service agent working with Scotland Yard to expose the major as a thieving imposter. Convinced by Steele's story, Richard and Rose agree to carry a special cigarette case to his contact, Regan, and consequently sneak onto the roof to make their escape. On the roof, they corner Holmes, a goodhearted burglar, who shows the couple how to climb down into a neighboring house. While pretending to be upper class party guests, Richard and Rose steal a general's expensive overcoat and hat for Holmes to wear as a disguise and lead him from the roof to safety. At the same time, Steele, who is actually a spy, tries to force the major to hand over plans for a new gun by threatening to expose certain letters that incriminate him as a traitor. Unaware that ...

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Richard Bruce, a vacationing rich American, takes off in a London fog to find "real English life" and wanders into a stranger's house, where he discovers a bloodied body in a chair. Startled, Richard runs into the street and bumps into passerby Gerald Fairfax. To Richard's surprise, when he returns to the house with Gerald, the body is gone and has been replaced by the very alive Major Thorne, who with his wife and niece, Rose Thorne, deny any mischief. Convinced that he is crazy, Rose, a Canadian who has just met her relatives for the first time, entertains Richard while they wait for the police. Later, Richard and she overhear the major and Gerald discussing the "body" and then meet Jim Steele, the "corpse," in the library. Only wounded, Jim tells the couple that he is a secret service agent working with Scotland Yard to expose the major as a thieving imposter. Convinced by Steele's story, Richard and Rose agree to carry a special cigarette case to his contact, Regan, and consequently sneak onto the roof to make their escape. On the roof, they corner Holmes, a goodhearted burglar, who shows the couple how to climb down into a neighboring house. While pretending to be upper class party guests, Richard and Rose steal a general's expensive overcoat and hat for Holmes to wear as a disguise and lead him from the roof to safety. At the same time, Steele, who is actually a spy, tries to force the major to hand over plans for a new gun by threatening to expose certain letters that incriminate him as a traitor. Unaware that the cigarette case contains the major's letters, Richard hands it to Regan. After revealing his true identity, Regan gags and ties the couple and wraps Rose in a bag for shipment across the river. Freed by the tricky Holmes, who then substitutes himself for Rose, Richard waits for Regan and Steele and cleverly pits the two crooks against each other. In the fight that follows, the trio escapes with the case, and the police arrest the traitors.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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