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International Crime (1938) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas Jackson, Oscar O'Shea, William Pawley, Lew Hearn, Lloyd Whitlock, John St Polis, Harry Bradley.

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Lamont Cranston, alias The Shadow (Rod La Rocque) is a witty Walter Winchell character who writes and broadcasts a newspaper column in which he lampoons the city's bungling police force. The commissioner (Thomas Jackson) is not amused. He retaliates by banning Cranston's newspaper from access to all press release bulletins issued by his department. Cranston rescues the paper by foiling an elaborate murder/embezzlement plot and handing the police a full (if totally undeserved) credit for the capture of the criminals.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Murders of set profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None

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