A dancer disappears from a theather and then William Powell and society beauty Ginger Rogers solve the murder.

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Clay 'Dal' Dalzell
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Donna Mantin
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Jimmy 'Jim' Kinland
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Horatio Swayne
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Roger Classon
Leslie Fenton ...
Tim Winthrop
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
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Tommy Tennant
Vivien Oakland ...
Jerry Classon
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Police Sgt. Cleary
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Friend Tim Winthrop asks criminal lawyer and amateur detective Clay Dalzell to find his girl, Alice, who disappeared a year earlier without a trace. When they go to the theater with Clay's would-be fiancée, Donna Mantin, Tim recognizes the star, Mary Smith, as his girl, and yells "Alice," after which she bolts from the stage and disappears once again. Reporter Tommy Tennant knows why she bolted, but before he can tell Clay the reason, he is shot dead and Clay is wounded slightly in Clay's apartment. The many suspects include Roger Classon and his wife, Jerry, who are looking for Alice to testify and save Roger's friend from the electric chair for a murder he didn't commit; Abe Ohlman, the producer of Mary's show; and gangster Jimmy Kinland who seems to know more than he's telling. It's up to Clay, with the help of Donna, to trap the murderer and find Alice. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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The titian-haired star of "Gay Divorcee" and "Roberta" joins hands with the master of all screen sleuths in a sparkling, mystery drama breathless with thrills...


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19 April 1935 (USA)  »

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Estrella de medianoche  »

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Early in the film, William Powell's character says that people consider him "Charlie Chan, Philo Vance and the Saint all rolled into one." Powell previously played Philo Vance on four occasions. See more »

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Clay 'Dal' Dalzell: Now, listen Tim, you're free, white and twenty-one. You can do as you choose.
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Pop Goes the Weasel
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This movie is thoroughly enjoyable with just the proper balance of
5 January 2001 | by (Goshen, New York) – See all my reviews

This movie is thoroughly enjoyable with just the proper balance of humour, intrigue, and style that only William Powell is capable of . Ginger Rogers gives one of her better acting performances and seems very natural opposite of William Powell. This is as good as any of the Thin Man series.


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