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Blonde Alibi (1946)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | March 1946 (USA)
Soon after a young woman breaks off her engagement to a doctor, the doctor is found murdered. Suspicion falls on his ex-fiancé and a pilot with a checkered past.

Director:

Will Jason

Writers:

Gordon Kahn (story), George Bricker (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martha O'Driscoll ... Marian Gale
Tom Neal ... Rick Lavery
Donald MacBride ... Police Inspector Carmichael
Robert Armstrong ... Police Detective Williams
Samuel S. Hinds ... Professor Slater
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Sam Collins
Peter Whitney ... Police Lt. Melody Haynes
Marc Lawrence ... Joe DeRita
Oliver Blake ... Pat Tenny
John Berkes ... Louie Comey
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Storyline

A blackmailing doctor is shot and stumbles into the street and is promptly run over by a taxicab. This gives the police all the suspects they can sift through; the doctor's girl friend;the girl friend's boy friend; the taxicab driver; a sneak thief; ...and a doorman, a gangster and an elderly patient of the doctor. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The most beautiful clue that ever lured men to danger!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eram Cinco Suspeitos See more »

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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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nice serio-comic murder mystery, good supporting cast
17 August 2003 | by django-1See all my reviews

Nice change-of-pace here--a solid 1940s "B" murder mystery, but played in a witty manner with comic relief. Overall, though, it's still more of a drama than a comedy. This was Martha O'Driscoll's first film after the legendary HOUSE OF DRACULA and was made the same year as Tom Neal's legendary DETOUR. Ms. O'Driscoll plays a lady who had been engaged to a doctor but dropped him when she found he was insincere. The doctor is found dead. Tom Neal plays a basically honest adverturer who has been in trouble in the past and is an obvious suspect here--at least the police think so. The fine supporting cast also includes Samuel S. Hinds, a regular at Universal in the 1940s, as a professor with a secret; Robert Armstrong as an over-worked policeman; Elisha Cook Jr. as a quirky cab driver; even Marc Lawrence in a small role. The playful comedic segments don't get in the way of the mystery--anymore than they do in a Mantan Moreland-era Chan film--and judged as a mystery, it's a modest success worth 62 minutes of your time. The Universal B-movie "machine" was in high gear at this time, and it could churn out a quality product with regularity...and the product is still entertaining and watchable today.


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