Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935 film)

Seven Keys to Baldpate is a 1935 film directed by William Hamilton and Edward Killy and starring Gene Raymond and Eric Blore.[1] It is one of several filmed versions based on the popular play.[2]

Seven Keys to Baldpate
Directed byWilliam Hamilton
Edward Killy
Charles Kerr (assistant)
Produced byWilliam Sistrom (associate producer)
Written byAnthony Veiller
Wallace Smith
Based onplay by George M. Cohan
based on the novel by Earl Derr Biggers
StarringGene Raymond
Eric Blore
Music byAlberto Colombo (uncredited)
CinematographyRobert De Grasse (as Robert de Grasse)
Edited byDesmond Marquette
Distributed byRKO
Release date
  • 13 December 1935 (1935-12-13) (US)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States



The critic from The Washington Post said he could think of no two actors less alike than Gene Raymond and Richard Dix (who starred in the 1929 film version), apart from George Arliss and Harpo Marx, and said the film was a "sturdy old warhorse";[3] while Variety wrote, "Too much conversation and too little action makes this mystery comedy, old stage success, only fairly amusing."[4]


  1. "Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)".
  2. "Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935) - Articles -". Turner Classic Movies.
  3. "Seven Keys to Baldpate," Introducing New Actress, Opens at Keith's Tomorrow: Raymond Stars In Role First Done by Cohan Has Been Made 4 Times; Lela Moore's Ace Stunt; About the Showshops. By Nelson B. Bell.. The Washington Post (1923-1954) [Washington, D.C] December 9, 1935: 13.
  4. Pitts, Michael R. (April 28, 2015). "RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929–1956". McFarland via Google Books.

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