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Earthbound (1940)

Approved | | Mystery, Fantasy | 6 June 1940 (USA)
A murdered man (Baxter) helps his widow (Leeds) bring his killer (Bari) to justice.

Director:

Irving Pichel

Writers:

Samuel G. Engel, Basil King (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Baxter ... Nick Desborough
Andrea Leeds ... Ellen Desborough
Lynn Bari ... Linda Reynolds
Charley Grapewin ... Mr. Whimser
Henry Wilcoxon ... Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds
Elizabeth Patterson ... Becky Tilden
Russell Hicks ... Prosecutor
Christian Rub ... Etienne Almette
Ian Wolfe ... Amos Totten
Lester Sharpe ... Detective (as Lester Scharff)
Reginald Sheffield ... Defense Attorney
Pedro de Cordoba ... Minister
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Storyline

Nick and Ellen's second honeymoon in Switzerland is interrupted when he is called back to Paris on business. But it turns out to be funny-business when he discovers his ex-mistress Linda sent him the telegram. Nick spurns her, leading her to shoot and kill him. His ghost cannot rest, though, since Linda's husband Jeff is arrested for the crime and tried. Nick hovers over Ellen guiding her to the evidence that will clear Jeff and convict Linda, at which point he can rest at peace. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Mystery | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sombra del pecado See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filmed January 13-late February 1940. The final feature for actress Andrea Leeds, and the last at 20th Century-Fox for Warner Baxter, who left for Columbia and the "Crime Doctor" series. See more »

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Version of Earthbound (1920) See more »

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1940 Special Effects
10 October 2003 | by tdelaney1See all my reviews

Dig those 1940 special effects, Wow! Super-imposed ghost is the star. Lots of funny scenes, especially in courtroom where the murdered man's ghost is trying to help expose the real murderer. Actually this movie is mush for muddled minds, great for late night or lazy afternoon.


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