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From Headquarters (1933)

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When a Broadway playboy is found dead, it's up to detective Jim Stevens to pick the murderer out of several likely candidates.

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A wealthy Broadway playboy is found dead. He was actually a vicious blackmailer. It's up to police lieutenant Jim Stevens to pick the murderer out of several likely candidates like the cocaine addict Dolly White. And Stevens has a love-affair with Lou Ann Winton, who may or may not be mixed up in the murder. Written by Robert

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Michael Curtiz was originally set to direct with Bette Davis, Glenda Farrell and George E. Stone starring. See more »

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Shuffle Off to Buffalo
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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Just Another Day At Police Headquarters
3 November 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm betting that George Brent got the lead in From Headquarters because Pat O'Brien had not arrived at Warner Brothers. O'Brien was cast in the lead in the very similar Bureau of Missing Persons and he fit the part of a detective so much better.

Still and all Brent does all right with the part as one of two detectives assigned to the murder of a well known man about town. Only this particular man was seeing Brent's former flame Margaret Lindsay and she's a suspect.

Brent and Lindsay get good support from Eugene Palette who is carrying over his Sergeant Heath character from Philo Vance and Henry O'Neill as the chief inspector.

Two characterizations that should be noted are Robert Barrat as a rather sophisticated, but inpatient suspect who does in his own alibi and Hobart Cavanaugh as a safecracker who really manages to get himself murdered at police headquarters.

One guy I don't think belonged was Hugh Herbert who brought his 'woo woo' act into a serious film as a wacky bail bondsman. I guess someone at Warner Brothers thought he'd be good comic relief, but not here. Also Dorothy Burgess as another murder suspect was way over the top.

Look fast and you'll see Frank McHugh right at the beginning of the film as one of a group of prisoners being brought into the station in a paddy wagon. He gets a line to speak and his voice is unmistakable.

From Headquarters is a not bad B picture that played well on a double bill with their more well known gangster stars.


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