Crime on the Hill

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Crime on the Hill is a 1933 British mystery film directed by Bernard Vorhaus and starring Sally Blane, Nigel Playfair and Lewis Casson. [1] The plot was based on a successful play by Jack de Leon and Jack Celestin. [2] It was made by British International Pictures at Welwyn Studios in autumn 1933. [3]

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Plot

A man tries to clear the name of his uncle who is wrongly convicted of a murdering the squire in a picturesque English village.

Cast

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  1. BFI.org
  2. Richards p.189
  3. Richards p.188

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