Dwight Stanford and his wife, Penny, are a pair of spendthrifts who can't hold on to money, dependent for support on Dwight's rich uncle, who sends them a monthly allowance. Conrad Norris, ... See full summary »

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Orien Heyward ...
Penelope Stanford
Vivienne Osborne ...
Ceila Stettin
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Ted Hoyt
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Randolph Stettin
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Mr. Switch, the Lawyer
Alan Birmingham ...
Conrad Norris
Harry Fleischmann ...
Jenkins
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Old Man Stettin
Miki Morita ...
Kaito
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Dwight Stanford and his wife, Penny, are a pair of spendthrifts who can't hold on to money, dependent for support on Dwight's rich uncle, who sends them a monthly allowance. Conrad Norris, Dwight's cousin, disapproves of Dwight and Penny, and resents his uncle's generosity. The uncle is the victim of a hit-and-run accident and, there being no will, Conrad, as next of kin, inherits. Switch, the uncle's lawyer, tells Dwight he is shutout with no hope of appeal. Dwight starts writing mystery novels about a fictional detective named Steven Knight, which become instant hits and the money pours in. After 15 novels, Dwight refuses to write another line, defies his wife and his agent, and goes on a fishing trip. Penny is so upset that she goes to Reno for a divorce. On the way back from Reno with another divorcée, Celia Stettin, Penny reads in the papers that the great Steven Knight has returned from Africa. Photographs show that "Knight" is really Dwight, who has conceived the idea of posing... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mysteries are his meat! He writes 'em...he reads 'em...but when she makes him start to solve 'em...help, police! (original poster) See more »


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17 September 1937 (USA)  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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When Dwight throws his typewriter out the window, his shadow is clearly visible on the painted backdrop. See more »

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