The Keyhole


Director: Micheal Curtiz

Plot Summary: Anne Brooks (Kay Francis) is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice (Monroe Owsley). They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much older millionaire Schuyler Brooks (Henry Kolker) only to have Maurice return to reveal he didn't obtain the divorce after all. Now he wants money to keep quiet. Anne reveals her secret to Schuyler's sister Portia (Helen Ware)who devises a scheme to trick Maurice into leaving the country by having Anne suddenly travel alone to Cuba. Once out of the country Portia will use her influence to block Maurice's return. However, Anne's request for a vacation by herself in Cuba arouses Schuyler's already simmering jealousy. He hires detective Neil Davis (George Brent) to follow her and prove whether she is faithful. Neil is unsuccessful in seducing Anne, then realizes he is falling in love with her.

Cast: Kay Francis, George Brent, Glenda Farrell, Monroe Owsley, Allen Jenkins, Henry Kolker