The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Directed by Stuart Walker
Written by Leopold Atlas
John L. Balderston
Charles Dickens (original novel)
Bradley King
Gladys Unger
Starring Claude Rains
Douglass Montgomery
Heather Angel
David Manners
Music by Edward Ward
Cinematography George Robinson
Editing by Edward Curtiss
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) February 4, 1935 (1935-02-04)
Running time 87 min
Country United States
Language English

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) is the third film adaptation and first sound film version of Charles Dickens's unfinished novel of the same name. It starred Claude Rains in the role of the villainous John Jasper. Filmed by Universal Pictures, it co-starred Douglass Montgomery and Valerie Hobson (the future Estella of David Lean's 1946 Great Expectations), and featured David Manners as Edwin Drood. It was directed by Stuart Walker, who had directed a little-known 1934 film adaptation of Great Expectations. The film's script provides an ending to the original unfinished novel, solving the mystery of the fate of Edwin Drood.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood marks Claude Rains' only appearance in a Charles Dickens film.


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