EDGAR WALLACE MYSTERIES - 5 DVD Collection

EDGAR WALLACE MYSTERIES - 5 DVD Collection

 

Edgar Wallace was a British novelist, playwright, and journalist who produced popular detective and suspense stories and was in his time "the king" of the modern thriller. He is the author who created one of the screen's greatest monsters - KING KONG. Wallace's literary output - 175 books, 24 plays, and countless articles and review sketches have undermined his reputation as a fresh and original writer. In England in the 1920s Wallace was said to be the second biggest seller after the Bible.


Set #1
CLUE OF THE NEW PIN In this remake of the British thriller, a young TV journalist assists Scotland yard with the strange murder of a reclusive millionaire whose corpse was found locked in a vault. The key to the vault was on the table beside the corpse
DEATH TRAP In this British crime drama, the sister of a suicide victim begins to question the real reason for her sibling's death after she learns that 7,000 pounds were removed from her bank account just prior to her death. She asks her sister's banker, but he claims to know nothing.
GAME FOR THREE LOSERS In this political thriller, the trouble begins when a prominent politician finds himself entangled with some shady dealings that threaten to destroy his carefully constructed career.


SET #2
DOWNFALL Downfall is yet another hour-long entry in the seemingly endless series of British-filmed Edgar Wallace mysteries. Maurice Denham plays a brilliant attorney who arranges an acquittal for murderer T.P. McKenna. It's all part of Denham's master scheme to divest himself of his wife (Nadja Regan). Denham hires McKenna as his chauffeur, then blackmails the poor bloke into murdering the wife.
FIVE TO ONE The most carefully laid plans of mice and crooks.... A gang of criminals plots the robbery of a bookmaking joint. Unfortunately, on the day of the heist, things go haywire and tragedy ensues.
THE FOURTH SQUARE Based on an Edgar Wallace mystery, this suspenseful drama centers on an attorney who is determined to prove that his client is not a murderous burglar.


SET #3
LOCKER SIXTY NINEWhen a private eye cannot convince the police to investigate the murder of his boss, he takes up the case complete with missing bodies, strange papers and safety deposit box.
THE MALPAS MYSTERY Based on an Edgar Wallace mystery, this puzzler centers on the attempts of a crook who goes to great lengths to steal another's fortune. It begins as an unjustly incarcerated heiress finishes a prison sentence. The crook wants to steal her father's money and so tries to convince the ailing tycoon that his own lover is really the rich man's daughter; the old fellow is not so easily gulled. In desperation, the crook kidnaps the real heiress in an attempt to force her to marry him. Fortunately for her, a Scotland Yard detective shows up to foil his plans.
THE NUMBER SIX Based on a tale by Edgar Wallace, this taut crime drama centers on the exploits of an heiress who finds herself the intended victim in an upcoming robbery. Fortunately, Scotland Yard's mysterious Agent Number Six is around to protect her.


SET #4
CLUE OF THE SILVER KEY This Edgar Wallace-based feature headlines Bernard Lee, the beloved 5 of the James Bond pictures. Here Lee is a Scotland Yard inspector, baffled by a seemingly unrelated string of murders. The link between these homicides is the silver key of the title, which yields surprising results.
CLUE OF THE TWISTED CANDLE Ramon (Francis DeWolff) is the Armenian merchant who lives in his mansion outside of London. He has augmented his income over the years by blackmailing his clients. Fearful of retribution, he installs a room in his mansion that is supposedly impenetrable, complete with a hotline to Scotland Yard in the event of a break-in. One by one, Ramon's friends and associates are murdered, as the trail of blood oozes closer to his door. Scotland Yard sends out special agent Meredith (Bernard Lee) at the request of the local police commissioner (A.J. Brown) after the local lawmen are baffled. Meredith must apprehend the killer before he can strike again in this suspenseful crime mystery taken from the novel by Edgar Wallace.
MAN IN THE BACK SEAT In this adaptation of an Edgar Wallace mystery, two youthful hoods try to rob a bookie as he is leaving the track with his daily winnings. Unfortunately, the two find that the fellow has chained the loot to his wrist and they are forced to take him along with the cash.


SET #5
THE RIVALS Based on a novel by Edgar Wallace, this crime drama centers on two car thieves who inadvertently interfere with a kidnapping when they steal the vehicle that contains the ransom for the daughter of a Swedish tycoon.
THE SETUP The Set-Up was another in the long-running British second-feature series based on the works of Edgar Wallace. Maurice Denham plays a businessman who blackmails ex-con Brian Peck into committing a robbery. Peck is told to break into Denham's house and steal some valuable jewels so that the businessman can collect the insurance. But when Peck arrives at the crime scene, he comes across the body of Denham's wife--and is promptly accused of the murder. Inspector Jackson (John Carson) is the dogged detective who unravels the insidious plot woven by the crafty Denham.
THE SHAREOUT Bernard Lee, better known as "M" in the James Bond movies, makes one of his periodic appearances as novelist Edgar Wallace's diligent Scotland Yard investigator protagonist in The Share Out. This time Lee takes on a clever blackmailing ring which preys upon above-suspicion government officials.

EDGAR WALLACE MYSTERIES - 5 DVD Collection
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