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The Mystery Man (1935)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  12 February 1935 (USA)
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When he runs short of money, a newspaper reporter pawns a police revolver he was given after he helped the police solve a case. Later on the gun is used in a murder, and the reporter is suspected of committing the crime.

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Maxine Doyle ...
Henry Kolker ...
Ellwyn A. 'Jo-Jo' Jonas
LeRoy Mason ...
The Eel, Gangster
James Burke ...
Managing Editor Marvin
Guy Usher ...
District Attorney Johnson
James P. Burtis ...
Whalen (as James Burtis)
Monte Collins ...
Dunn, Reporter
Sam Lufkin ...
Weeks
Otto Fries ...
Nate, Pawnbroker
Norman Houston ...
T. Fulton Whistler
Dell Henderson ...
Mr. Clark, Hotel Manager
Lee Shumway ...
Plainclothes Man
Sam Flint ...
Jerome Roberts, Publisher
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Larry Doyle, a reporter fond of hard-and-much drinking, insults his city editor on one of his drunken sprees. When he alter awakens, he finds he is on a train bound for St. Louis, and has one dollar and a revolver in his pocket. He also finds he is involved in some kind of crime plot, and a whirlwind romance with a cutie named Anne Olgivie. He sets out to resolve both issues. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MYSTERY! - ROMANCE!- DRAMA! (original ad - all caps)


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When Doyle and Anne are walking along the street toward the hotel, the newspaper sticking out of Doyle's coat pocket shows the headline "Weather." A moment later in the hotel it's showing the masthead, "Daily News," and Doyle hasn't had the paper out of his pocket. See more »

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Two Sweet Little Movies in One
16 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This really seems to be two movies in one. The first is a sweet romantic comedy that takes up the first 40 minutes of the film. Reporter Larry Doyle from Chicago gets $50 for breaking an important story and does too much celebrating. He ends up broke in St. Louis. He sits down at a lunch counter with beautiful Anne Oglivie (Maxine Doyle). She finds that she only has 10 cents to pay for her 20 cent coffee and donut. Larry secretly pays for her. Realizing that a young girl broke in the city could end up in trouble, Larry follows her around to help her out. Having no place to stay, he gets a hotel room for the two of them. Anne is reluctant, thinking he wants sex in return, but Larry reassures her that he's a square kind of guy. He orders an expensive $35 a day hotel suite which has two bedrooms with separate keys. He explains that Anne is as safe with him as she would be anywhere in the city.

This part of the movie seems to inspired by Frank Capra's "It Happened One Night" which came out also in 1935. Suddenly with about 25 minutes left the movie turns into a more typical Monogram murder mystery. Larry, remembering that he's an investigative reporter, goes after a slippery gangster called "the Eel." As all Monogram murder mysteries are, its silly, cheap and quite a lot of fun.

Robert Armstrong (King Kong, Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young) gives a really strong performance. He's a sweet tough guy with a heart of gold. Maxine Doyle is excellent as the broke virgin in the city. Twenty years old at the time, this was one of her first starring movies. Over the next two years, in 1936 and 1937, she starred in about a dozen low budget movies and that was pretty much the end of her career. She did do some bit parts in the 1940's.

Monogram generally made "C" or "D" movies. This one is actually a solid "B" movie.


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