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There is just Something about Pre-Code Films (1930-34). In this one there are Only a Few Blatant Examples. A Shot or Two of some Very Tame Female Flesh and a Cocaine Addicted Fall Guy Referred to as a Snowbird and is told to Lay Off the Snow. Maybe some Other Vagueries having to do with some Dark Attitudes about Detective Procedures like Framing and Peeping. The Alcohol and Gambling Stuff is Rather Routine.
So other than the Pre-Code Attraction there is William Powell in Another Charming, Effortless Outing as, once again, a Private Eye. There are some Typical Touches of Expressionism by Director Michael Curtiz and Margaret Lindsay with Full Face Beauty and a Shape to Match is Forever Watchable.
Overall, this One does not Stand Out Much but is an Entertaining Peek at some Depression Era Atmosphere and as is So Often the Case with Films of this Era Delivers a Lot to Look At in a Very Short Running Time (just over an hour).
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