~The Perfect Crime~
~T.C.P.-18: Clive Brook & Irene Rich~
~T.P.C.-19: Unknown Actor & Clive Brook~
~T.C.P.-2: Edmund Breese, Jim Farley & Clive Brook~
~T.C.P.-35: Clive Brook & Phil Gastrock~
~T.C.P.-54: Clive Brook~
~Plot Synopsis~
Benson, the world's leading criminologist, is disappointed in love and becomes a recluse, obsessed
with the idea of the "perfect crime." He finally gives in to his unholy impulses and murders Frisbie,
leaving behind no clues. Stella, the woman who jilted Benson, then comes back to him, and he at last
sees the chance to find happiness and fulfillment. Something arises to upset his plans, however:
Trevor, a young married man who once lived with Frisbie, is accused of the murder on circumstantial
evidence and sentenced to die. Stricken by conscience, Benson confesses to the crime, freeing
Trevor and sealing his own doom. It all turns out to be a dream, however, and Benson awakens a
wiser man.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Bert Glennon

Written by:
Ewart Adamson - writer
Randolph Bartlett - titles
Victor Currier - dialogue
William LeBaron - adaptation

Based on the novel "The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill," (New York,

Clive Brook ...Benson
Irene Rich ...Stella
Ethel Wales ...Mrs. Frisbie
Carroll Nye ...Trevor
Gladys McConnell ...Mrs. Trevor
Edmund Breese ...Wilmot
Jim Farley ...Jonnes (as James Farley)
Phil Gastrock ...Butler
Tully Marshall ...Frisbie
Jane La Verne ...Trevor Baby
Lynne Overman ...Newlywed (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Film Booking Offices of America (FBO)

Cinematography by: James Wong Howe
Film Editing by: Archie Marshek
Assistant Director: Charles Kerr

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 83 Minutes
Released: August 4, 1928