Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Devil Plays (1931)
Jameson Forrest is that amateur and very suave he is too. The victim (Richard Tucker) though is a bit of a cad and various people have motive to kill him including Forrest's lover played by Florence Britton. It can't be the Quincys in the next room though as they were drugged. Or were they?
The film is well plotted and keeps you guessing though isn't without it's flaws. Some of the acting is strangely stilted and a couple of the characters (such as the police sergeant played by Lew Kelly) are a bit annoying. Well never mind that, as a 1930s whodunnit it is very well done indeed.