The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935 film)


The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935 film)

Infobox Film
name = The Mystery of Edwin Drood


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director = Stuart Walker
producer =
writer = Leopold Atlas
John L. Balderston
Charles Dickens (original novel)
Bradley King
Gladys Unger
narrator =
starring = Claude Rains
Douglass Montgomery
Heather Angel
David Manners
music = Edward Ward
cinematography = George Robinson
editing = Edward Curtiss
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = Start date|1935|2|4
runtime = 87 min
country = USA
language = English
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amg_id = 1:103503
imdb_id = 0026758

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (1935) was the third film adaptation and first sound film version of Charles Dickens's unfinished novel of the same name. It starred Claude Rains in the role of the villainous John Jasper. Filmed by Universal Pictures, it co-starred Douglass Montgomery and Valerie Hobson (the future Estella of David Lean's 1946 "Great Expectations"), and featured David Manners as Edwin Drood. It was directed by Stuart Walker, who had directed a little-known 1934 film adaptation of "Great Expectations". The film's script provides an ending to the original unfinished novel, solving the mystery of the fate of Edwin Drood.

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" marks Claude Rains's only appearance in a Charles Dickens film.


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