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Girl on the Spot (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Music | 11 January 1946 (USA)
Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

George Blake (story), Jack Hartfield (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lois Collier ... Kathy Lorenz
Jess Barker ... Rick Crane
George Dolenz ... Leon Lorenz
Fuzzy Knight ... Bim
Ludwig Stössel ... 'Popsy' Lorenz (as Ludwig Stossel)
Richard Lane ... 'Weepy' McGurk
Donald MacBride ... Inspector Gleason
Edward Brophy ... Fingers Foley (as Edward S. Brophy)
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Storyline

Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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police | trap | murder | evil man | song | See All (42) »

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THRILL-LADEN Suspense! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Serenade for Murder See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Inspector Gleason: What's your name?
Susie 'Cuddles' LaPlanche: Susie LaPlanche, but everyone calls me Cuddles.
Inspector Gleason: Cuddles, eh? What do you do?
Susie 'Cuddles' LaPlanche: Oh, I'm a bubble dancer.
Inspector Gleason: Yeah? What shows?
Susie 'Cuddles' LaPlanche: Well, it all depends on the size of the bubble.
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Connections

References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Called Little Buttercup
(uncredited)
from "H.M.S. Pinafore"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
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