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This is not a "racy melodrama" (as described in Hirschhorn's WARNER BROTHERS STORY). There's nothing remotely racy unless one counts the train racing across the country. Rather, it's a primitive whodunit where arbitrary clues are thrown out to make everybody look guilty. Although it's crammed with Warner character players and moves briskly, it's still boring and weak.
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