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Mystery Month on TCM and an Oland film that's unfamiliar to me

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Ed Kasprowicz

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Hi friends...  TCM is running all sorts of older mystery and detective films in June. You can check the schedule on their website.  On 6/23 at 12:15pm, they've listed a film titled "Before Dawn" from 1933, featuring Warner Oland. I can't remember having seen it before, but, that just might be my little grey cells letting me down, lol. Later on that afternoon, they're airing 7 Keys to Baldpate, the 1947 version, which was written by Earl Derr Biggers.  Earlier in the month, they've scheduled a showing of one of the older versions of 7 Keys. At any rate, set your DVR's to record the ones you're so inclined. ...Ed K

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Before Dawn is also showing tomorrow, 6/3, at 6am edst. ...Ed K.


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Hi, Ed.  I haven't seen or thought about this film in many years.  Long ago, it aired on a TV station in Syracuse, and I have an old Betamax copy of the film.  Like some of his other earlier movies, Oland plays a sinister character.  The storyline is interesting, and the movie is worth watching.   

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I caught it earlier in the month when TCM ran it, and enjoyed it very much. It was a good, "old house" mystery, with Oland doing his usual superb acting. It reminded me of "Drums of Jeopardy."  ...Ed K.

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"Drums of Jeopardy" is another old Warner Oland film that I saw years ago, and I probably have an old Betamax copy somewhere in the family room closet.  Like "Before Dawn", Oland plays a sinister character.  The Russian setting in "Drums of Jeopardy" creates a different atmosphere, and this is a decent movie to watch once or twice.