Murder by an Aristocrat

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Murder by an Aristocrat is a 1936 American mystery film directed by Frank McDonald and starring Lyle Talbot, Marguerite Churchill and Claire Dodd. The film was based on a 1932 novel of the same title by Mignon G. Eberhart, with sets designed by Hugh Reticker. It was the seventh of 12 B-mysteries released by Warner Bros. as part of their "Clue Club" series between 1935 and 1938.

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Plot summary

Bayard Thatcher, the black sheep of a storied family, has announced that he will leave for good provided the others pay him $25,000. Unfortunately, they are not that liquid at the moment, due to lingering effects of the Great Depression. +more That night, Thatcher is shot in his bed but only wounded. As he recovers, his doctor and nurse try to discern his assailant's identity while also protecting him from any attempts to finish the job.

Cast

Lyle Talbot as Dr. Allen Carick * Marguerite Churchill as Nurse Sally Keating * Claire Dodd as Janice Thatcher * John Eldredge as John Tweed * Wild Bill Elliott as Dave Thatcher * Virginia Brissac as Adela Thatcher * +more_Davidson'>William B. Davidson as Bayard Thatcher * Joseph Crehan as Hilary Thatcher * Florence Fair as Evelyn Thatcher * Stuart Holmes as Higby - Butler * Lottie Williams as Emeline * Mary Treen as Florrie * Milton Kibbee as Cab Driver.

Bibliography

Backer, Ron. Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood. McFarland, 2012.

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