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8 Ratings

Guilty as Hell

Directed by Erle C. Kenton
United States, 1932
Thriller, Crime, Mystery


Psychiatrist Ernest Tindal strangles his wife Ruth to death and leaves clues incriminating her lover, Frank Marsh. His plan works, and when her body is discovered, the watch-chain charm in Ruth’s hand leads police Captain “Mack” McKinley and his journalist friend, Russell Kirk, to suspect the lover.

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Guilty as Hell Directed by Erle C. Kenton

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film Guilty as Hell

    Amusing banter in this comedy murder mystery, which has the awkwardness of many early talkies, but what really makes this film different is the bizarre close-ups that periodically make the whole thing weird, climaxing with a close-up of the soles of a man's shoes! Don't worry, that isn't a spoiler, in fact we see who the killer is in the first scene. This is essentially a screwball comedy with screwy camerawork.

  • ZYNAB's rating of the film Guilty as Hell

    the whole thing is meticulously put together by Kenton; it's one of the better if not the best of the Lowe/McLaglen movies! a really snappy & often shocking pre-code with super inventive camerawork that pre-dates somewhat similar experiments like Lady in the Lake (1947)

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