Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »
British officer is assigned to duty in Ireland and gets embroiled in Anglo-Irish battles and old girl friend who is now married to an Irishman. Powell learns more than he wanted to know ... See full summary »
At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year... See full summary »
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »
William K. Howard,
Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. ... See full summary »
The $10,000 fee would equate to about $190,000 in 2017. See more »
The credits list Ruth Donnelly as Amy Moran, and Dan Hogan introduces her to Donald Free as Amy Moran. But near the end of the film, the Process Server (Charles Lane) approaches and asks, "Your name Amy Potts?" And she answers, "Yeah." See more »
Say, your face is familiar.
Well, it ought to be. It's been around a lot.
What are you doin' in my office?
Office? I thought this was your bedroom. I just told you I'm your new partner.
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There is just Something about Pre-Code Films (1930-34). In this one there are Only a Few Blatant Examples. A Shot or Two of some Very Tame Female Flesh and a Cocaine Addicted Fall Guy Referred to as a Snowbird and is told to Lay Off the Snow. Maybe some Other Vagueries having to do with some Dark Attitudes about Detective Procedures like Framing and Peeping. The Alcohol and Gambling Stuff is Rather Routine.
So other than the Pre-Code Attraction there is William Powell in Another Charming, Effortless Outing as, once again, a Private Eye. There are some Typical Touches of Expressionism by Director Michael Curtiz and Margaret Lindsay with Full Face Beauty and a Shape to Match is Forever Watchable.
Overall, this One does not Stand Out Much but is an Entertaining Peek at some Depression Era Atmosphere and as is So Often the Case with Films of this Era Delivers a Lot to Look At in a Very Short Running Time (just over an hour).
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