Fun Size Review: The Charlatan (1929)

Murder is afoot and I dare say that this is one movie Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh and Marjorie Allingham would all approve of as it is very much in the classic mystery style.

An illusionist’s wife leaves him and kidnaps their daughter. After over a decade of searching, he locates his wayward wife but she is soon murdered in his disappearing lady box. As the prime suspect, the illusionist has just a few hours to locate the real murderer and clear his name. No big names but a ton of classy fun and well worth your time.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
It was the new husband! His name cleared, our hero sets out to rebuild his relationship with his daughter.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Surprise Package Cookies. They may look plain on the outside but there is some yummy goodness once you bite in.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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  1. amycondit

    This looks like one of those “old dark house” types of murder mysteries that I love! I especially enjoy Anita Garvin and would like to see her in action! Thanks for the post!

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