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Submitted by John V Watson

Kinematograph Weekly
March 17th 1932

Hotel Splendide (Ideal)

London Trade Shows
Wednesday, March 18th, 1932
Astoria, 10:45 a.m.

A somewhat shabby seaside hotel, the Hotel Splendide, is inherited by young Jerry Mason, played by Jerry verno, whose entry into this disappointing inheritance coincides with an intensive search for a wonderful string of pearls - the proceeds of a sensational robbery. In the exciting events leading up to the discovery of the gems, the Hotel Splendide and its young proprietor play a very notable, and at times diverting, part. The story is based upon the novel of the same name by Philip Macdonald (whose "Rynox" mystery story will be readily recalled). It was produced by Jerry Jackson and directed by Michael Powell, and the leading parts are played by Jerry Verno, Anthony Holles and Edgar Norfolk.

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