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Pat Marvin, a photographer/reporter for a magazine gets some pictures of a gambling place and barely escapes with her life. The publisher decides to sell the publication, and the staff, headed by the editor, Larry Burke, get the money together to buy it. Larry and Pat decide to get some pictures of a never-photographed society deb, Cynthia Van Loan, and, in the process, stumble upon a murder, identify the killer, expose the girl's scheming fiancée, and get their pictures.Written by
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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 »
Editor Robert Lowery and his girlfriend/photographer Jane Withers are frustrated by Paul Harvey. They want to produce a great photomagazine with shots and stories with pizazz, while Harvey is interested in his dignity as a publisher of health culture magazine. Harvey wants to sell the magazine, so Lowery and his staff buy it... but part of the money comes from Harvey's own personal account at the magazine, and the auditors are coming Monday. Desperate to replace the money, they sell pictures of heiress Elaine Riley kissing her fiance, Bill Evans. It's only after they've sold the shot to a competing magazine that they realize it's not Miss Riley that Evans is kissing, and that people are murdered, starting with the editor they sold the picture to.
It's a well written and well played comedy-mystery directed by the unexceptional Lew Landers. Lowery does a nice double-take and Miss Withers is fine with her bull-in-the-china-shop attitude and quizzical delivery. As is typical with Pine-Thomas movies for Paramount, they fill the cast with slightly down-at-the-heels talent, skilled performers who were not quite the stars they had once been, like Lyle Talbot, and young , hungry talent in bit roles, like Herschel Bernardi. The Dollar Bills boasted proudly that they never had A budgets, and that all their movies made money. That's because, unlike great talent, if they never turned out a great movie, the ones they turned out were solidly entertaining.
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