A generous and remarkable young prince, together with his loyal and brave servant, find more adventure than they bargained for in The Suicide Club, Robert Louis Stevenson's engrossing trilogy of short stories about a bizarre club for people with a strong desire to end their lives.
In these interrelated tales, Prince Florizel of Bohemia and his aide, Colonel Geraldine, travel incognito through some of the most dangerous haunts of 19th-century London. "The Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts" introduces Florizel to the formidable Suicide Club, an organization for people who wish to end their lives, but don't have the courage to accomplish the act themselves. The "Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk" reveals the grim contents of a large piece of luggage that travels hundreds of miles to its final destination; and in "The Adventure of the Hansom Cab," a bloody resolution seals the fate of a notorious and elusive assassin.
Brimming with heart-stopping drama, this rare, lesser-known work by a master storyteller will appeal to a wide circle of readers, including fans of the great 19th-century English writer as well as lovers of a good mystery story.
Before he can marry, a European prince gets mixed up with a suicide club.
Release Date: May 29, 1936
Release Time: 75 minutes
Robert Montgomery as Prince Florizel
Rosalind Russell as Miss Vandeleur
Frank Morgan as Colonel Geraldine
Reginald Owen as President of Club
Louis Hayward as Young Man with Cream Tarts
E. E. Clive as King
Walter Kingsford as Malthus
Ivan F. Simpson as Collins (as Ivan Simpson)
Tom Moore as Major O'Rook
Robert Greig as Fat Man
Pedro de Cordoba as Sergei
Leyland Hodgson as Captain Rich (as Leland Hogdson)
Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.
Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.
On December 3rd, 1894, he died of an apparent cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 44.