The Mind of Mr. Reeder

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The Mind of Mr. Reeder
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U.S. lobby card
Directed by Jack Raymond
Produced by Charles Q. Steel
Written by Marjorie Gaffney
Michael Hogan
Bryan Edgar Wallace
Based on The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder by Edgar Wallace
Starring Will Fyffe
Kay Walsh
Music by Percival Mackey
Cinematography George Stretton
Jack Raymond Productions
Distributed by Grand National Pictures (UK)
Release date
13 January 1940 (UK)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Mind of Mr. Reeder is a 1939 British, black-and-white, crime, mystery, directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ronald Shiner as Sam Hackett.[1] It was produced by Jack Raymond Productions. Allmovie lists the U.S. film title of The Mysterious Mr. Reeder.[2] Its accompanying Synopsis follows. Also, Ronald Shiner, Will Fyffe and Jack Raymond were all involved in another Mr. Reeder film, The Missing People.[3] The film is based on a novel by Edgar Wallace.[4][5]


Will Fyffe makes another appearance as Mr. Reeder, the seemingly absent-minded Scotland Yard sleuth created by Edgar Wallace. This time, the canny Reeder is hot on the trail of a counterfeiting gang. In his own disheveled fashion, he puts the criminals off guard long enough to swoop in for the kill in the final reel. Among the suspects is Welford (George Curzon), the eye-twitching murderer from Alfred Hitchcock's Young and Innocent. In keeping with his character's essential Britishness, Will Fyffe dispenses with his trademarked Scottish accent in this outing.



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