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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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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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