Title: House of Danger Summary: To protect a young woman's life, a man pretends to be her injured friend so he can investigate a murder and capture the killers. Directed by: Charles Hutchison Actors: Onslow Stevens, Janet Chandler, James Bush Production Company: Peerless Pictures Release Date: 10 November 1934 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
To protect a young woman's life, a man pretends to be her injured friend so he can investigate a murder and capture the killers.
August 21, 2019 Subject:
Strange Plot at The House of Danger
Two friends, Onslow Stevens (Don Phillips) and James Bush (Ralph Nelson) are returning from a long stay in the South Pacific when the ship they're on blows up. As we soon find out, when back in the U.S., Stevens was injured and asks Bush to impersonate him because Stevens fears for the future of a girl, Janet Chandler (Sylvia Evans), he has been scheduled to marry since he left home. He fears that his cousin John Andrews (Martin) has some scheme to wed her and take over the sizeable estate his uncle left. So, Bush goes to the house to carry out the plan. If you can buy into this hard to believe plot, then you will find this to be an enjoyable film - not great, but a good "B" film. Needless to say there are complications: Bush (as the "new" much changed Stevens) and Chandler fall in love; family attorney Howard Lang (Mr. Weatherby) is a cagey old guy and suspicious of the "changed" man; and Desmond Roberts (Gordon the Butler) seems to be rather more concerned about certain things than one would expect. In the midst of this, Chandler warbles a song in a quavering voice which might get on your nerves. Ultimately a nicely crafted (if unbelievable) plot and decent acting make this an engaging 62 minutes of late night or riany afternoon watching.