The Black Doll

Directed by Otis Garrett
1938    66m    Not Rated
Mystery, Crime, Comedy,
Dishonest mine owner Nicholas Rood finds a Black Doll on his desk and knows that vengeance is about to overtake him for murdering his former partner. He is knifed as he talks to his daughter Marian. She summons her fiancé Nick Halstead, a private detective. He finds that six people had a motive for the murder: Rood's sister Mrs. Laura Leland; her son Rex; Rood's associates Mallison and Walling; Esteban, a servant; and Dr. Giddings. Sheriff Renick and his deputy Red get the clues all mixed up, but Nick finally narrows the search down to one suspect.
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Cast of The Black Doll
  • Donald WoodsNick Halstead
  • Nan GreyMarian Rood
  • Edgar KennedySheriff Renick
  • C. Henry GordonNelson Rood
  • Doris LloydLaura Leland
  • John WrayWalling
  • Addison RichardsA.H. Mallison
  • Holmes HerbertDr. Giddings
  • William LundiganRex Leland
  • Fred MalatestaEsteban, the butler
  • Inez PalangeRosita, the housekeeper
  • Syd SaylorDeputy Red
  • Arthur HoytCoroner
  • John HarmonCabbie

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