Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his ...
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Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone. Written by
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Under its re-release title, Keep 'Em Laughing, this film received its earliest documented telecast Monday 10 July 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). On the West Coast, television viewers got their first look at it in Los Angeles Sunday 11 June 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »
[after having told Jimmy Brett that she'd got quite a past]
So if you have an appointment elsewhere, I'll excuse you.
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Shipboard drama with mystery, comedy, romance, and big musical numbers
Gene Raymond and Nancy Carroll lead a large cast in this entertaining
but sometimes confounding ocean liner mystery. There's a lot going on:
Con man Gene Raymond boards the ship and immediately sets his sights on
Nancy Carroll as a likely target; predictably, their relationship grows
into something more complicated than he planned. Gangster Sidney
Blackmer is also aboard, blackmailing and threatening right and left.
Police inspector Robert Elliot is on a holiday but finds himself
quickly pressed back into service when a man is murdered two days into
Jack Benny plays a radio personality in charge of entertainment on the
ship; his little troupe puts on a show that offers an interesting
glimpse of Benny early in his radio career (but distracts from the
film's plot, such as it is)a skit, a song or two, and a big dance
production, Busby Berkeley style, that looks great.
Another subplot involves cranky old Ralph Morgan and his runaway wife
Shirley Grey .everything kinds of ties together by the end, but I have
to say that with all of the musical and comic interludes it's a bit
hard to follow.
Very enjoyable and certainly not boringbut it kind of left me
scratching my head.
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