MIRACLES FOR SALE (1939 U.S.) D: TOD BROWNING W: JAMED EDWARD GRANT/MARION PARSONETT/HARRY RUSKIN P: J.J. COHN (uncredited)
Robert Young is a Manhattan detective and magician investigating a murder in Browning`s last film, an unique twist on the whole haunted house/muder mystery genre. Based on Clayton Rawson`s Great Merlini novel Death From A Top Hat, it`s no classic but a fascinating, fitting end to Browning`s amazing career. It`s filled with illusions, optical FX and surprising scenes . A woman in a coffin is machine-gunned at close range by a Japanese soldier on stage as part of an act in the opening scene! Well worth watching. With Florence Rice, Henry Hull in a dual role, Frank Craven, William Demanest, Gloria Holden, Alphonse Martell, James C. Morton, Cyril Ring, Phillip Terry, Monte Vandergrift, Cliff Clark, Walter Kingsford, Frederick Worlock, Harold Minjir, Eddie Acuff, Ernie Adams, William Bailey, Margaret Bert, Chester Clute, John Davidson, Edward Earle, Armand Kaliz, Charles Lane, Richard Loo, Claire McDowell, Manuel Paris, Frank Sully, Harry Tyler, E. Allyn Warren and Fred Warren.

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