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Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937)

Approved | | Mystery | 5 April 1937 (USA)
Jim Hanvey is a genial but top-notch detective who has retired to his country home. An insurance company hires him to find a missing emerald so they won't have to pay out the $100,000 for ... See full summary »

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Tom Brown ...
Don Terry
Lucie Kaye ...
Joan Frost
Catherine Doucet ...
Adelaide Frost
Edward Gargan ...
O. R.Smith
Edward Brophy ...
Romo (as Edward S. Brophy)
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Mrs. Tom Ellis
Theodore von Eltz ...
Dunn (as Theodor Von Eltz)
Kenneth Thomson ...
W. B. Elwood
Howard C. Hickman ...
Herbert Frost (as Howard Hickman)
Oscar Apfel ...
Lambert
Wade Boteler ...
Davis
Robert Emmett Keane ...
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Robert Homans ...
Sheriff Garrett
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Jim Hanvey is a genial but top-notch detective who has retired to his country home. An insurance company hires him to find a missing emerald so they won't have to pay out the $100,000 for which the jewel is insured. It doesn't take him long to find the emerald, but he discovers that finding it was the easy part; the difficult part is getting it back to its rightful owner, and he winds up involved in a murder in which an innocent man is framed. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Kibbee to the Rescue!
18 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The bad news is that I saw the shortened 53 minutes of this Guy-Kibbee-as-a-retired-detective mystery. The good news is that I loved it. I wish they could have found the whole film and preserved it. Oh well. But it concerns a young couple who stole some emeralds as a joke and wants to return them. They go to Guy Kibbee for help, but he tells them to go home and leave him alone. He's retired. But when he finds out they've got a tail on them and that he knows the low-class mugs, he doesn't like the situation and decides to help out after all. An attempt to return the jewels goes awry with a murder and the jewels being stolen again. What makes this mystery entry so enjoyable besides Guy's usual likable disposition was the clever and snappy dialogue. I found this film because I was perusing Amazon's array of old mysteries and this had high marks. So I bought a copy not knowing that there would be missing footage. If you come across it, don't miss this Guy Kibbee rare gem. There may have been a Hugh Herbert (check him out, too,) but there was nobody like Guy Kibbee. And, here he saves the day.


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