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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast was Thursday 7 October 1948 on WATV, New York City. See more »
Light weight crime comedy drama is enjoyable because it never takes itself too seriously
Kane Richmond and Frankie Darro star in this crime story about the plot to steal a famous cursed diamond before its cut.
The plot has gangsters using the notion of training Frankie for a fight as a cover to wait for the diamonds in the boarding house run by the man who's going to cut the diamond. Kane shows up, nominally to research the life of a local figure, however he's really a special agent sent by the jewelers association to keep the diamond safe. Most of the movie is Frankie battling his handlers who are waiting for word the diamond is coming their way and the romantic entanglements of Kane and Frankie.
This is enjoyable romp, seemingly aimed more at the family or juvenile audience than a regular picture, this is a good way to spend an afternoon at the movies. Another film that won't win any awards this movie gets points for its humor and its mostly less than serious attitude. (If I must say something bad its that the acting of the woman Kane Richmond falls for is fair at best)
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