Murder on a Honeymoon
Murder on a Honeymoon is an American 1935 mystery film starring Edna May Oliver and James Gleason. This was the third and last time Oliver portrayed astute schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers; the two previous films were The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) and Murder on the Blackboard (1934). The film was directed by Lloyd Corrigan from a screenplay by Seton I. Miller and Robert Benchley based on the 1933 novel The Puzzle of the Pepper Tree by Stuart Palmer. Palmer's novel, however, did not include Inspector Piper, and has Withers doing the investigating on her own.
On a short flight to Catalina Island off the California coast, a passenger named Roswell T. Forrest (Brooks Benedict) gets sick. Hildegarde Withers (Edna May Oliver) and the others aboard are startled when he is found dead upon landing. It appears to be murder to Miss Withers, but she has a tough time convincing local Police Chief Britt (Spencer Charters) and coroner Dr. O'Rourke (Arthur Hoyt).
|author||Seton I. Miller|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||arthur hoyt brooks benedict crime syndicate dewitt jennings grieve in the closet kill land leo g. carroll lola lane matt mchugh morgan wallace murder weapon poison police chief police inspector rescue retire reward rum-running smelling salts spencer charters struggle telephone conversation|
|producer||David Hempstead Kenneth Macgowan|
|productionCompany||RKO Radio Pictures|
|publisher||RKO Radio Pictures|