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Hotel Continental (1932)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 7 March 1932 (USA)
(1932, Tiffany) Peggy Shannon, Theodore Von Eltz, Alan Mowbray. A posh hotel is about to close its doors forever. A paroled convict comes back to the hotel to find stolen funds he hid there... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Warren Duff (story and scenario), F. Hugh Herbert (story and scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Peggy Shannon ... Ruth Carleton
Theodore von Eltz ... Jim Bennett
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Detective Martin
Henry B. Walthall ... Winthrop
Alan Mowbray ... Walter Underwood
Mary Carlisle ... Alicia
Bert Roach ... Charlie Layton
Ethel Clayton ... Mrs. Underwood
Rockliffe Fellowes ... Tierney
William Scott ... Mills
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(1932, Tiffany) Peggy Shannon, Theodore Von Eltz, Alan Mowbray. A posh hotel is about to close its doors forever. A paroled convict comes back to the hotel to find stolen funds he hid there years earlier. He saves a woman from suicide, unaware that she has been hired by crooks to spirit the loot away from him. This early Tiffany talkie is pretty good. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed

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Dumb but enjoyable.
27 May 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Hotel Continental" is a movie that starts off horribly. Fortunately, if you can possibly wade past the first 10 minutes or so, the film is pretty enjoyable...though a bit clichéd and stupid.

As I mentioned above, the film begins badly. It almost comes off like the cocktail party skit on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in". Again and again, the camera pans on folks and they spout a line or two of supposedly funny or clever dialog and then the camera goes on to the next. It really didn't have much to do with the rest of the film.

As for the REAL plot, the ultra-famous hotel is about to close forever. So, the owners are staging a huge party. Among the guests is a guy fresh out of prison. He is an embezzler and has apparently hidden the money somewhere in the hotel. Unfortunately, the nice woman he meets isn't so nice--and she was planted there by other crooks who want the money. Their relationship, while interesting, really makes no sense. Overall, a silly but enjoyable film that is like a super-low budget version of "Grand Hotel"....if it was written by an nice idiot.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery Room 705 See more »

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Tiffany Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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