In the Next Room


1h 9m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 26, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play In the Next Room by Eleanor Robson Belmont, Harriet Ford, Burton Egbert Stevenson (New York, 27 Nov 1923) The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet; a Detective Story .

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 9m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,336ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Following a prolog set in 1889 in which an irate husband kills his wife's lover, New York in 1929 is revealed to be terrified by a series of knife murders. Police are mysteriously called to the house of Mr. Vantine, but he refuses to admit them; Jimmy Godfrey, a young reporter in love with Vantine's niece, Lorna, arrives and helps them unpack an antique cabinet in which they find a woman in a hypnotic trance. The son of the former owner of the cabinet arrives and goes for the police, but the girl disappears. Detective Morel is knocked unconscious, the son of the former owner falls dead, and Mr. Vantine gets bumped on the head. Lorna is abducted and taken to the wine cellar as Jimmy is calling the newspaper; but she is rescued by a one-legged butler. Meanwhile, the hypnotized girl revives and reveals that she and her partner had planned to smuggle diamonds into the house but that he was killed by poison. The detective discovers, however, that the cabinet was sent to the wrong address. ...

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 26, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play In the Next Room by Eleanor Robson Belmont, Harriet Ford, Burton Egbert Stevenson (New York, 27 Nov 1923) The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet; a Detective Story .

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 9m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,336ft (7 reels)

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