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Red-Haired Alibi (1932)

Passed | | Drama | 21 October 1932 (USA)
A young girl new to the big city gets a job as a man's companion. What she doesn't know is that the man is a notorious gangster.

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Lynn Monith (Kennedy, Merna)is cleared by the police of shooting a man because of a difference in the caliber of the bullets. After that, a New York gangster, hires her as his companion to keep him company at nights. (The Greeks had a word for it). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Shirley's Brief Moments!
9 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This forgettable film appears on the Shirley Temple film collection even though she is only in about 5 minutes in the film. Of course, she is quite a scene stealer as always. The story is about a fallen woman played well by Merna Kennedy. The script is quite flawed. Since this film was done in the early 1930s, you have to account for the time period of film making and the time period of the Great Depression where money was tight even for studios. Still this film should be considered an early film noir collection but not the Shirley Temple film collection. I doubt that I would have seen this film otherwise though. The cast doesn't have memorable names from Hollywood's early film era.


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