A Universal pressbook, advertising The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Dramatizations of Dickensís unfinished novel have been few and far between.  In 1935, this first talking picture of Drood was released.  It had a distinguished cast, including Claude Rains, who was later nominated for academy awards in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Casablanca (1943), Mr. Skeffington (1944), and Notorious (1946).  Heather Angel, who had roles in Barclay Square (1933) and The Informer (1935), was cast as Rosa Bud.  Francis L. Sullivan was Jaggers in the 1934 production of Great Expectations.