hilarious take-off on the mystery plays of the late Twenties
complete with sliding panels, robed figures, wills being
read at midnight, etc. The idioms, costumes, hairdos,
and make-up of the period add to the thrills and laughter.
Four ingenious murders take place in an island mansion
as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first
case. The ever-popular storm, the unexpected guests, the
cryptic poem, and the missing fortune all add to the intricate
and inventive mystery off which the laughs bounce.