The Sphinx

1 h 2 min1933UHD13+
A mute is suspected of murder.
Phil RosenWilfred Lucas
Paul FixLionel AtwillTheodore Newton
English [CC]
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4.3 out of 5 stars

34 global ratings

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EinsatzReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
"As to what he was wearing....he was wearing on everyone."
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I quite enjoyed this mystery of a serial killer with a specific grudge against stock brokers. Of course, once you start killing it's difficult to stop at just one. Soon a nosy detective makes the killer's hit list along with a stoolie. The fabulous Lionel Atwill plays the prime suspect. There's just one problem with the accusations against him. Witnesses are emphatic in saying he spoke to them right after the murders. Doctors, on the other hand swear he's a deaf mute since birth and they can prove it. Can both the witnesses and the doctors be correct? While everyone is pondering that little dilemma, a prying reporter (Theodore Newton as Jack Burton) is anxious to prove it and scoop everyone. Unfortunately for him, his girlfriend (Sheila Terry as Jerry Crane) has started showing a lot of interest in the prime suspect. Even worse, the prime suspect is showing way too much interest in her (at one point he sticks his nose into her hair for a good sniff)!
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Philip L. EvansReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
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The DVD arrived on time and was just as described
Donna JReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great classic
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Great classic movie
Mr ToadReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Vintage murder mystery
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It was a fun example of a period thriller. A little forgettable but not horrible. It is a product of its era and has to be viewed with that in mind.
Dale NamioReviewed in the United States on September 24, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
loved it for what it is.
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It is what it is for time and place. If one likes this period and genre you will love it.
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IZZRAINERZZReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
As Silent as the Sphinx
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Silence is the key element in this above average 1930s mystery.
mystery loverReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Lost interest.
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I love old movies but lost interest with this one.
Linda SwisherReviewed in the United States on February 29, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Three Stars
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It was ok, I had a hard time getting into this movie.
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