The Claydon Treasure Mystery
The Claydon Treasure Mystery is a 1938 film directed by H. Manning Haynes and starring John Stuart, Garry Marsh and Evelyn Ankers. Murder at a large old manor house attracts the attentions of a mystery writer. It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of 20th Century Fox.
|The Claydon Treasure Mystery|
|Directed by||Manning Haynes|
|Produced by||John Findlay|
|Written by||Edward Dryhurst|
|Based on||novel The Shakespeare Murders by Neil Gordon|
|Edited by||Fergus McDonell|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century Fox Film Company (UK)|
Lady Caroline (Annie Esmond) invites engineer and part-time crime writer Peter Kerrigan (John Stuart) to Marsh Manor to solve a murder. Is the mysterious death of a librarian connected with the Claydon treasure, reputedly hidden on the estate a century earlier?
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