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)
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.