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Murder at Monte Carlo

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Murder at Monte Carlo

Murder at Monte Carlo
File:A still of Murder at Monte Carlo.jpg
Directed by Ralph Ince
Written by Michael Barringer
Based on story by Tom Van Dycke
Starring Errol Flynn
Cinematography Basil Emmott
Studio Warner Bros First National
Distributed by Warner Bros
Release date(s) August 1935 (UK)
Running time 70 mins
Country UK
Language English

Murder at Monte Carlo is an English 1934 mystery crime thriller film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Errol Flynn, Eve Gray, Paul Graetz and Molly Lamont, the production was Flynn's debut film in a lead role in England.[1] The film is currently missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.[2]


A Fleet Street reporter (Errol Flynn) investigates the claim of Dr Becker, a professor of mathematics, to possess an infallible system of beating the roulette wheel at Monte Carlo. He refuses to take his fiancee Gilian (Eve Gray) along, but she decides to go anyway and report on the story for a rival paper. Dr Becker winds up dead and it looks like suicide, but Gilian is convinced it is murder. The finale involves Gilian getting all the suspects into one room and re-enacting the crime.[3]



The film was a "quota quickie" made by Warner Brothers at their Teddington Studios in Middlesex on the edge London. Flynn had been discovered by Irving Asher, the Managing Director of the studios, who put him under a seven year option contract after cabling his head office in Hollywood: 'He is the best picture bet we have ever seen. He is twenty-five, Irish, looks like a cross between Charles Farrell and George Brent, same type and build, excellent actor, champion boxer & swimmer, guarantee he's a real find'. Before this Flynn had done some work as an extra (actor) at the Studios in the film I Adore You in 1933, and had then spent several months as an acting trainee with a repertory theatre company in Northampton, before returning to Teddington seeking a way to break into movie acting.[4] The film was completed in November 1934 and Flynn left England for Hollywood soon afterwards.[5]


The film was never released theatrically in the US.

See also


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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