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Anthony Ruthven Gethryn is a character depicted in novels by Philip MacDonald and their cinematic counterparts.
|First appearance||The Rasp|
|Last appearance||The List of Adrian Messenger|
|Created by||Philip MacDonald|
|Portrayed by||Claude Horton |
George C. Scott
Gethryn is the series detective for more than a dozen of Philip MacDonald's murder mysteries, written between 1924 and 1959. He is an amateur detective who works closely with the police to pursue criminals.
Gethryn was portrayed by Claude Horton in the 1932 film version of The Rasp.
The 1956 film, 23 Paces to Baker Street, based on the 1938 Gethryn novel, Warrant for X, conflates Gethryn's character with that of the playwright who overhears the conversation which triggers the plot. Van Johnson plays the role of Phillip Hannon, the blind playwright / detective.
- The Rasp (1924)
- The White Crow (1928)
- The Link (1929)
- The Noose (1930)
- The Polferry Riddle aka The Polferry Mystery aka The Choice (1931)
- The Wraith (1931)
- The Crime Conductor (1932)
- The Maze aka Persons Unknown (1932)
- Rope to Spare (1932)
- Death on My Left (1935)
- Warrant for X aka The Nursemaid Who Disappeared (1938)
- The List of Adrian Messenger (1959)
- Allen J. Hubin, Crime Fiction, 1749-1980: A Comprehensive Bibliography, New York/London, Garland Publishing, 1984. ISBN 0-8240-9219-8
- Martin Edwards "Do You Write Under Your Own Name? - Philip MacDonald" (2008-01-27)
- Nick Fuller Review of The Noose (1930)
- Golden Age Detection: MacDonald, Philip
- Helene Androski, The Golden Age of the British Detective Novel
- Jess Nevins The Pulp Heroes: G
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