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Rex Stout,s portly detective prides himself on solving crimes without venturing outside his comfortable home; here he relies on others to do the legwork in pinpointing who among a number of... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Arnold ... Nero Wolfe
Lionel Stander ... Archie Goodwin
Dennie Moore ... Mazie Gray
Victor Jory ... Claude Roberts
Nana Bryant ... Sarah Barstow
Joan Perry ... Ellen Barstow
Russell Hardie ... Manuel Kimball
Walter Kingsford ... Emanuel Jeremiah (E.J.) Kimball
Boyd Irwin Boyd Irwin ... Prof. Edgar Barstow
John Qualen ... Olaf
Gene Morgan ... Det. Lt. O'Grady
Rita Hayworth ... Maria Maringola (as Rita Cansino)
Frank Conroy ... Dr. Nathaniel Bradford
Juan Torena ... Carlo Maringola
Martha Tibbetts Martha Tibbetts ... The Apartment House Maid
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Rex Stout,s portly detective prides himself on solving crimes without venturing outside his comfortable home; here he relies on others to do the legwork in pinpointing who among a number of suspects is responsible for two sudden deaths,which the authorities at first are not convinced were murders. Written by Lawrence Chadbourne

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USA

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English

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17 July 1936 (USA) See more »

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A Astúcia de Nero Wolf See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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It's working title was "Fer-de-lance," the title of the source novel, See more »

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In the true spirit of Rex Stout.
16 April 2000 | by kartraboSee all my reviews

A great who-done-it mystery film told with the true spirit of author Rex Stout's genius detective Nero Wolfe.Perfect in size,girth,and bellicosity Edward Arnold portrays the heavyset armchair private investigator as fans of the novels would expect.His man of all tasks,Archie Goodwin(played here for laughs),is portrayed by gravel-voiced character favorite Lionel Stander. Adapted from the first Nero Wolfe novel'Fer De Lance',the mystery in the film begins with a strange death at a golf course which was actually murder.It is a very young Rita Hayworth who hires Nero Wolfe to solve the crime before the police prosecute a loved-one for the murder.The story moves quickly with marvelous red-herrings,interesting clues,murder attempts,and plenty of suspects to choose from(Victor Jory,Walter Kingsford,Frank Conroy). All of the elements from the novels are included :the brownstone mansion,the huge library and red-leather chair,the orchid room upstairs,the endless beer supply,and Wolfe's personal chef played by John Qualen.Columbia pictures had a winner here and there were hopes of a series but,because of Edward Arnold's commitments elsewhere he bowed out after this entry.There was one more Nero Wolfe film following the success of this one.It was 'The League of Frightened Men'(1937),and starred Walter Connolly as Wolfe and Stander returning as Archie Goodwin.


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