Saturday, September 17, 2016

Haunted Honeymoon 1940

     Lord Peter Wimsey is getting married to Harriet Vane.  Peter is an amateur detective and Harriet writes crime novels.  They have promised each other they will retire from solving crimes and writing novels after they are married.  Harriet has small charm bracelets made for them so they can remember their promises.  Peter purchases an old Jacobean home called Tall-boys as a surprise wedding present for Harriet.  She grew up in this area.  The day after their arrival, the body of the previous owner is found in the cellar.
     No matter how hard they try to keep their promises, how can they let a murder in their new home remain unsolved?  It’s a little complicated keeping the characters and who they are in order. 3* (This movie is OK)

93 min, Comedy directed by Arthur B. Woods with Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks, Seymour Hicks, Robert Newton, Googie Withers, Frank Pettingell, Joan Kemp-Welch, Aubrey Mallalieu.

Note:  Imdb 6.4 out of 10.
Special Note:  Filmed in Denham Studios, Denham, Buckinhamsire and Devon England, UK.  Originally Maureen O’Sullivan was to appear in this film and she sailed on the Queen Mary for London.  She was forced to return to the United States when the film was cancelled due to WWII.  There is another film with the same title but a different story released in 1986 with Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce.

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