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No Hands on the Clock (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1 December 1941 (USA)
The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Daniel Mainwaring (novel) (as Geoffrey Holmes), Maxwell Shane (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Humphrey Campbell
Jean Parker ... Louise Campbell
Rose Hobart ... Marion West
Dick Purcell ... Red Harris
Astrid Allwyn ... Gypsy Toland
Rod Cameron ... Tom Reed
George Watts George Watts ... Oscar Flack
James Kirkwood ... Warren Benedict
Billie Seward ... Rose Madden
Robert Middlemass ... Police Chief Bates
Grant Withers ... Harry Belding
Lorin Raker Lorin Raker ... Clyde Copley
George J. Lewis ... Dave Paulson (as George Lewis)
Ralph Sanford ... Officer Gimble
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The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding a missing girl but also marrying her in the process. So Flack sends him to celebrate his honeymoon in the Divorce Capital of the world, Reno, Nevada, to find a missing man. Along the way, in a mixture of big city crime and old-west settings, Humphrey encounters a large assortment of suspicious characters, all of whom are also suspicious of the others. A comedy that also includes some killings along the way. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ronda da Morte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Chester and Jean Make Good Company
23 January 2012 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Chester Morris and Jean Parker star in this mystery that seems to have more comedy than mystery. They are newlyweds and are about to go on their honeymoon, when he is hired to find a missing person, as Chester is a detective. This film has a very relaxing and natural feel to it, as Chester and Jean banter back and forth. The viewer enjoys their company so much, you wish you could hang out with them for all the excitement and fun and games, particularly Chester. One might call it the Dean Martin trait. (They seem like the poor man's Nick and Nora Charles.) I tried to follow the mystery, as someone is indeed murdered. I did follow it, up the last 20 minutes or so. But what this has going for it is good company. If you're lucky enough to find this unknown little mystery, you've got one little gem, that has charm in spades.


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