Police Inspector Oscar Piper and Hildegared Withers attend the opening night of a Broadway play in New York City, and the show's press agent is murdered before the curtain goes up. But the show must go on and while Piper is busily investigating the killing while the play goes on, the play's librettist is shot. Piper and Withers are in and out of dressing rooms, in audience cubicles belonging to the producer and press agent, and in the basement storeroom, and far stage left and right working on finding the killer before the curtain drops. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The screen's funniest sleuth and sleuthess...on the trail of another crime!
Did You Know?
The opening stock footage of Broadway obviously belongs to an earlier era than 1937, when this film is set. "The Whole Town's Talking" and "Black Fury" are shown as playing first run theaters, both of which were released in 1935. There is also marquee advertising "Scarface," a 1932 film later re-released in 1936. See more
Man Watching Piper Enter Theater
[Derisively after seeing Piper exit a cab in front of the theater in top hat and tails
I know him! Inspector Piper - homicide squad - imitating a head waiter.
Forty Naughty Girls
Performed by George Shelley
, Marjorie Lord
and chorus in the show See more