Inside the Room Film Details
Overview: A French sleuth in England helps the police solve a series of murders linked by the diary pages of a dead woman.
Review: The “Diary Murders” are the talk of London. Two men have been found murdered with a torn diary page found at the scene of each crime. The diary belongs to Lilian Hope, a silent film star who recently died in poverty. Scotland Yard suspect the killer is avenging Lilian by murdering those who betrayed her in life. Amateur sleuth Pierre Santos (Austin Trevor) is called in to help and goes to the estate of Sir George Frame (Robert Horton). Sir George had an affair with Lilian long ago and he let her down when she later needed help. It is no surprise when Sir George is found murdered like all the others, but this time Santos is on hand to gather the clues. Making his job difficult is the fact that Sir George had many guests at the estate at the time of the murder, but Santos knows one of them is the killer. It is interesting to note that Austin Trevor had also played Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot in Alibi (1931); Black Coffee (1931); and Lord Edgeware Dies (1934). This is a rare opportunity to see Trevor playing a foreign amateur sleuth.
Duration: 66 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Also known as: Inside the Room