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The Brown Wallet
Picturegoer Magazine: July 18, 1936

The Brown Wallet
First National British "A" certificate
Crime drama.        Runs 67 minutes
Patric Knowles John Gillespie
Nancy O'Neil Eleanor
Henry Caine Simmonds
Henrietta Watson Aunt Mary
Charlotte Leigh Miss Barton
Shayle Gardner Wotherspoone
Edward Dalby Minting
Eliot Makeham Hobday
Bruce Winston Julian Thorpe
Jane Millican Miss Bloxham
Louis Goodrich Coroner
Dick Francis Detective
George Mills Detective
Directed by Michael Powell
Based on a story by the late Stacy Aumonier

This is not a very satisfactory adaptation of the Aumonier's crime story dealing with a penniless publisher who steals some money by finding and keeping and later, when his aunt dies of poisoning, is in danger of a murder charge because he is unable to answer questions satisfactorily owing to his theft.

The opening is unduly prolonged and there is a suplus of dialogue but one or two of the situations are neatly handled and some detail work is effective.

Patric Knowles is fair as the publisher and Nancy O'Neil effective as his wife.

Actually the acting honours go to the minor characterisations.

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