The Charlatan 1929

This murder mystery is played with light sophistication, evading the heavy dramatic angle which ordinarily accompanies such themes. A fashionable crystal gazer finds himself in the piquant situation of revealing his former wife's infidelities to her present husband. The lady is murdered and, disguised as the district attorney, the fake Hindoo exposes the murderer. Fast work, neatly done by Holmes Herbert.

Photoplay April 1929

Books with an entry on The Charlatan
Larry Langman and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1995

The Charlatan
United States 1929

Directed by

Fred MacKaye
Dorothy Gould
Fritzi Fern
Bernard Siegel


Running time:60 minutes
Country:United States

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