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Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937)

Approved  |   |  Mystery  |  5 April 1937 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Kibbee ...
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
Harry Tyler ...
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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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I guess I can see why they only made one.
27 March 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Warning: The Alpha Video DVD of this film is only 53 minutes long--18 minutes shorter than the time listed on IMDb. So, this print is most likely a severely truncated version. Who shortened the film is beyond me--and I'd sure like to find the full version of the movie.

The idea of making a movie where Guy Kibbee plays a SMART private detective is strange. After all, Kibbee made a career out of playing affable boobs--the last sort of person you'd ever expect to be solving crimes! While I like the idea of doing this odd casting, the film itself is only okay--an agreeable enough time-passer. Not a particularly interesting film but Kibbee's pleasant persona made even this weak film seem watchable. An odd curio and no more.


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