Laughing at Danger (1940)

Frankie Kelly, pageboy at the beauty salon ran by Madam Celeste, and his helper Jefferson find the routine broken when the body of one of the operators, Florence, is found in the dumbwaiter... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Bretherton

Writers:

John W. Krafft, George Waggner (screenplay) (as Joseph West) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Frankie Darro ... Frankie Kelly
Joy Hodges ... Mary Baker
George Houston ... Dan Haggerty
Mantan Moreland ... Jefferson
Kay Sutton ... Mrs. Inez Morton
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Alvin Craig
Lillian Elliott Lillian Elliott ... Mrs. Kelly
Veda Ann Borg ... Celeste
Betty Compson ... Mrs. Van Horn
Rolfe Sedan Rolfe Sedan ... Pierre
Maxine Leslie Maxine Leslie ... Florence
Ralph Peters ... Dugan
Gene O'Donnell Gene O'Donnell ... Chuck Benson
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Storyline

Frankie Kelly, pageboy at the beauty salon ran by Madam Celeste, and his helper Jefferson find the routine broken when the body of one of the operators, Florence, is found in the dumbwaiter. She had been shot just before she was to give Detective Dan Haggerty information about a blackmail gang. Since Mary Baker, Frankie's girl friend saw her last, she is suspected, and Frankie determines to clear her using his own sleuthing methods. He has hardy begun when Pierre, another member of the staff, and Florence's fiancée is found dead. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Plot Keywords:

beauty salon | murder | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Frankie laughs out loud at danger... And scraps with a triple-killer! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Around the Town See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts occurred in Los Angeles Tuesday 22 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Cincinnati Thursday 31 March 1949 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in New York City Wednesday 15 June 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Chicago Monday 15 August 1949 on WENR (Channel 7), and in Detroit Thursday 25 August 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7). See more »

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