Mystic Circle Murder

Overview

Filmed on the very cheap, Mystic Circle Murder aka Religious Racketeers is distinguished by the presence of Mme. Harry Houdini, in a rare movie appearance. The widow of the famed magician introduces the film by warning the viewer to steer clear of phony psychics who promise to communicate with the dear departed. The story proper then gets under way, with fake fakir La Gagge Robert Fiske fleecing wealthy widows Ada Barnard Betty Compson and Martha Morgan Helene Le Berthan. Throughout the film, the many gimmicks ...
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Overview

Filmed on the very cheap, Mystic Circle Murder aka Religious Racketeers is distinguished by the presence of Mme. Harry Houdini, in a rare movie appearance. The widow of the famed magician introduces the film by warning the viewer to steer clear of phony psychics who promise to communicate with the dear departed. The story proper then gets under way, with fake fakir La Gagge Robert Fiske fleecing wealthy widows Ada Barnard Betty Compson and Martha Morgan Helene Le Berthan. Throughout the film, the many gimmicks used to sucker the gullible into believing they've reached the Great Beyond are exposed and explained. Outside of its novelty value, Mystic Circle Murder has very little to offer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • UPC: 089218505897
  • Original Release: 1939
  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,337

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Compson Ada Barnard
Robert Fiske Great La Gagge
Helene Le Berthon Martha Morgan
Arthur Gardner Elliot Cole, Reporter
Dave Kerman Wilson
Robert W. Frazer Inspector Burke
Beatrice Houdini Mme. Harry Houdini (herself)
Technical Credits
Frank O'Connor Director
Charles R. Condon Screenwriter
Don Gallaher Screenwriter
John H. Greenhalgh Jr. Cinematographer
George Halligan Editor
Paul Palmentola Art Director
Fanchon Royer Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mystic Circle Murder
2. Chapter 1 [:58]
3. Chapter 2 [9:42]
4. Chapter 3 [10:57]
5. Chapter 4 [11:06]
6. Chapter 5 [11:33]
7. Chapter 6 [10:41]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mystic Circle Murder
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      Action/Adventure
      Comedy
      Silent Films
      Horror/Sci-Fi
      Drama
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      Mystery/Thriller
      Serials
      Classic Exploitation
      New Cinema
      Family
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