The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

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An opium-addicted choirmaster of a cathedral puts himself in a difficult situation after he falls in love with his nephew's fiancee. His love turns to madness and one Christmas Eve, he murders his rival and stuffs the corpse into a pit of quicklime that is located beneath the cathedral crypt. Any one after that who falls in love with the girl suffers a similar fate. The story is based on the final, unfinished novel of Charles Dickens.

Cast

Claude Rains
as John Jasper
Douglass Montgomery
as Neville Landless
Heather Angel
as Rosa Bud
David Manners
as Edwin Drood
Valerie Hobson
as Helena Landless
Francis L. Sullivan
as Rev. Mr. Septimus Crisparkle
Walter Kingsford
as Hiram Grewigious
E.E. Clive
as Thomas Sapsea
Louise Carter
as Mrs. Crisparkle
Ethel Griffies
as Miss Twinkleton
Zeffie Tilbury
as Opium Den Hag
J.M. Kerrigan
as Chief Verger Tope
Elsa Buchanan
as Mrs. Tisher
D'Arcy Corrigan
as Opium Addict
Anne O'Neal
as Crisparkle Maid
Will Geer
as Villager
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Critic Reviews for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

All Critics (3)

More Dickens, more Christmas carols emanating from snow-thatched cathedrals, while strange doings go on under the arches. Claude Rains works hard, but he's had better parts.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Hollywood continues to give the Dickens enthusiasts cause for cheering.

October 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Claude Rains gives another one of his great performances, brilliantly playing a vile character suspected of murder.

March 4, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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