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A boxer is killed in the ring, and the only clue is a tune that a man was whistling.

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Bill Devons
Evelyn Venable ...
Pauline Ward
Jimmy Wallington ...
Nick Nicholls
Barbara Pepper ...
Althea Ames
Lucien Littlefield ...
Watchman
Lynne Roberts ...
Edna Mayberry (as Lynn Roberts)
Charles Williams ...
Jake
James Spottswood ...
Albert 'Slats' Keefe
Reed Hadley ...
Ralph Mortimer
Robert Homans ...
Captain Joseph Filsom
William Haade ...
Tommy Madison - the Champ
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Ace Cummings
Dan Tobey ...
Announcer Dan Tobey
Al Bayne ...
Max
Smiley Burnette ...
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A boxer is killed in the ring, and the only clue is a tune that a man was whistling.

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Ringside seats for a crime!

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Mystery | Romance | Sport

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21 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crimen en Hollywood  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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A six-sheet poster from Gene Autry's 1936 film "Comin' Round the Mountain" is seen on a building while Evelyn Venable and Neil Hamilton are riding in a taxicab. Republic, more than most studios were fond of displaying posters from their films on buildings seen in many of their films, but this one (with its song-title) provided the clue needed to find and trap the killer in the film. See more »

Quotes

Jake: Now that's a great idea, why don't we get married? That way you can save my 10%.
Pauline Ward: And you can keep my 90%, no thanks.
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Worth making a five dollar bet on
10 December 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Neil Hamilton plays a District Attorney investigating the murder of a boxer moments before a championship fight. The fighter collapsed with no clear signs of foul play after a tribute to a recently deceased champion. Forced to match wits and trade wisecracks with a mystery writer, played by Evelyn Venable, the DA must try to contend with an arena full of suspects including Smiley Burnette.

This is a great little thriller that gets along mostly on the winning performance of the two leads and the smart quips they trade. They are a later day Nick and Nora who are forever trying to one up each other so as to win which ever five dollar bet that is currently passing between them. While the murder itself doesn't make a great deal of sense when its finally revealed, you really won't care since you'll be having too much fun watching the DA and mystery writer try to out do the other.

I have to say that the look and feel of this movie is spectacular. Looking at it you'd be hard pressed to believe that this was a B-movie with its large cast, numerous and varying sets. Actually to be honest this is what B-movies really used to be, well produced features for the second part of a double bill. If it wasn't for the B-list cast this could easily pass for a main feature.

This is little gem thats worth keeping an eye out for.


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