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Murder by an Aristocrat

Directed by Frank McDonald
1936    60m    Approved
Bayard Thatcher is blackmailing the family into which he has married: He demands $25,000 by the next night or else he will tell about shady deals and family skeletons. That is the price the bully Bayard demands for leaving the family alone. At midnight, he is shot and Dr. Carick is called. He has Nurse Sally Keating take care of Bayard's superficial wound and watch over him. Later that night while he is out arguing with someone, a mysterious person steals the gun under his pillow. He is still alive in the morning and demands the money before nightfall, but he does not live long enough to claim it. Who did him in? Nurse Keating has some clues and a lot of questions.
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Cast of Murder by an Aristocrat
  • Marguerite ChurchillNurse Sally Keating
  • Lyle TalbotDr. Allen Carick
  • Virginia BrissacAdela Thatcher
  • Joseph CrehanHilary Thatcher
  • Claire DoddJanice Thatcher
  • William B. DavidsonBayard Thatcher (as William Davidson)
  • Bill ElliottDave Thatcher (as Gordon Elliott)
  • Florence FairEvelyn Thatcher
  • Stuart HolmesHigby the butler
  • Mary TreenFlorrie the maid
  • Lottie WilliamsEmeline the cook
  • John EldredgeJohn Tweed
  • Henry OthoSheriff Frank Whiting
  • Milton KibbeeThe Taxi Driver
  • Tom McGuireSpears the druggist (uncredited)

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