The White Cockatoo

The White Cockatoo

Director: Alan Crosland Cast: Jean Muir, Ricardo Cortez, Ruth Donnelly

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Overview

Based on a mystery novel by Mignon Eberhart, The White Cockatoo concerns three mysterious murders at a French chateau. The villain seems determined to bump off all the friends and relatives of Sue Talley (Jean Muir) and Jim Sundean (Ricardo Cortez), hoping thereby to get his (or her) hands on the fortune they've inherited. Clouding the issue is the curious behavior of ostensible hero Sundean, who may very well be behind the killings. Though reviewers complained that they couldn't make heads or tails of the storyline, audiences didn't seem to share this confusion. Still, it would have been nice if screenwriters Ben Markson and Lillie Hayward had been more faithful to the Eberhart original.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
UPC: 0883316679432
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 36,021

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Muir Sue Talley
Ricardo Cortez Jim Sundean
Ruth Donnelly Mrs. Felicia Byng
Minna Gombell Grete Levscheim
Walter Kingsford Marcus Levscheim
John Eldredge Francis Talley
Gordon Westcott Dr. Roberts
Addison Richards David Lorn
Pauline Garon Marianne
Bentley Hewlett Michael Stravsky
Andre Cheron Commissaire of Police
Georges Renavent Pierre
Noel Francis Elise

Technical Credits
Alan Crosland Director
Henry Blanke Producer
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Lillie Hayward Screenwriter
John Hughes Art Director
Clarence Kolster Editor
Ben Markson Screenwriter

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