The Case Against Mrs. Ames

The Case Against Mrs. Ames is a 1936 mystery-drama film written by C. Graham Baker and Gene Towne based on a serial of the same name by Arthur Somers Roche originally published in Collier's Weekly magazine in 1934, and then as a novel in 1936.[2] The film was directed by William A. Seiter and stars Madeleine Carroll and George Brent, and features Arthur Treacher, Alan Baxter, Beulah Bondi and Alan Mowbray.

The Case Against Mrs. Ames
theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Produced byWalter Wanger
Written byC. Graham Baker
Gene Towne
Based onnovel by
Arthur Somers Roche
StarringMadeleine Carroll
George Brent
Music byGerard Carbonara
CinematographyLucien N. Andriot
Edited byDorothy Spencer
Release date
  • May 8, 1936 (1936-05-08) (US)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$339,443[1]


Cast notes

  • The Case Against Mrs. Ames was Madeleine Carroll's American film debut.[2]


The Case Against Mrs. Ames recorded a loss of $38,869.[1]



  1. Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p436
  2. "Notes" on

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