Curtain at Eight (1933)

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“Curtain at Eight” is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery film directed by E. Mason Hopper and starring C. Aubrey Smith, Dorothy Mackaill, and Paul Cavanagh. The movie is based on the play of the same name by Charles George.

The film follows a group of actors who are preparing to perform a play, “The Fatal Hour,” but things take a deadly turn when the leading lady is murdered backstage. The stage manager, Christopher Brent, takes it upon himself to investigate the murder and clear the name of the leading man, who has become the prime suspect.

As Brent delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of secrets and lies among the cast and crew, including the victim’s jealous husband, a bitter rival actress, and a blackmailing producer. With the help of his assistant, Brent sets a trap to catch the killer before they strike again.

The film features excellent performances and a gripping plot that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. “Curtain at Eight” is a must-see for fans of classic whodunits and is sure to leave audiences satisfied.

E. Mason Hopper

Edward T. Lowe Jr., Octavus Roy Cohen

C. Aubrey Smith, Dorothy Mackaill, Paul Cavanagh

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