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Frankie O'Reilly, a hotel elevator-operator, and his pal, Jeff, are working at a classy hotel where a guest, Hal Bayor, is murdered, and Jeff is an unwitting witness. Frankie's older brother, Tom , is the police detective assigned to the case. Frankie decides to crack the case on his own and, since Jeff witnessed the killing, Frankie insists that Jeff accompany him on a tour of the city's nightclubs and gambling dens in order to find the killers...who are not in the mood to be found.Written by
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Yet another good pairing of Frankie Darro and Montan Moreland
Frankie O'Reilly and Jeff Jefferson work at an apartment building. When one of the tenants is killed by gunmen the pair is asked by Frankie's brother, the detective investigating the case, to keep an eye on a suspect living in the building. The requests brings the pair into danger as they end up taking things too far and find themselves dealing with the gamblers responsible for the murder.
This is another in the series of films that paired Frankie Darro and Montan Moreland as best friends. While some of the films were better than others, all of the films were enjoyable to some degree. For me this is one of the middle of the pack group, far from the worst in the series it never quite manages to reach the heights of some of the best (Up in the Air for example). Its a good little film that has a mystery/crime plot clever enough to keep you watching with a genuine interest in seeing how it comes out. I think my lack of affection for the film is simply the anemia of the budget which is revealed via reused rooms and an obvious photograph that serves as the background of a parking garage. The mystery and the repartee are such that you really wish that they had spent a couple of more bucks to make it look real.
Definitely worth your time, especially if you make it part of a multiple movie night (dare I say with other Darro/Moreland movies).
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