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Private Detective 62 (1933)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 10 June 1933 (USA)
A down and out private eye falls for a woman he has been hired to frame.

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A down and out private eye falls for a woman he has been hired to frame.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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$260,000 (estimated)
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Studio records state the film was shot in 21 days. See more »

Quotes

Free: The only claim you got to being a detective is you got big feet and they're flat.
Hogan: Say, for the last time I'm telling ya, whoever heard of a man going to Atlantic City with his wife?
Free: Were you ever married?
Hogan: I was once. Why?
Free: Where'd you go for your honeymoon?
Hogan: Atlantic City.
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Featured in Dirty Harry's Way (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't It Romantic?
(uncredited)
from Love Me Tonight (1932)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Copyright 1932 by Famous Music Corp.
Played during opening credits and often throughout the film
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Stylish William Powell
1 August 2001 | by (Paddington, Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

A good tight little film. The plot is obvious and creaky but William Powell is as stylish and suave, something he was to perfect later in the thin man series. The direction by Curtiz is well above average for the time ..... some beautiful angle shots, a nice fluid camera and I love the stair bit at the end .... in other words it is not as "stage bound" as a lot of other films from the time. The female lead, Margaret Lindsay,does a good job of looking pretty, and the great character actor Charles Lane turns up yet again. Its only about 67 minutes long and its a hoot .... pity the story isn't up to scratch (although they managed to sneak in a character called Whitey who is a hop head and at one stage is told to lay off the "snow") and it starts off slow otherwise it would be a mini classic ( like Powell's other film of about the same time "Jewell Robbery")


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