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Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 16 July 1937 (USA)
An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

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(as Ben Stoloff)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Bill Martin
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Mary Strand
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Professor Herman
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Larry Frank
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Police Lt. Garrison
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Doris Duane
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Ralph Waring
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Gibbons
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Beckett
Alec Craig ...
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Richard Lane ...
Barker
Willie Best ...
Warts
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Motorcycle Cop
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Ann Hovey ...
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An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

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16 July 1937 (USA)  »

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El superdetectiu  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Subtle, he ain't!
27 July 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In "Super-Sleuth", Jack Oakie plays an actor who plays movie detectives and is a fat-head and numb-skull. He thinks he's smarter than the police and he inexplicably insists on solving the Poison Pen murders all by himself--even though he's one of the killer's intended victims. Along the way, Oakie mugs and overacts in the way that folks loved back in the day--mostly because he didn't seem to take himself very seriously. Despite knowing NOTHING about solving crimes and mostly making a nuisance of himself through most of the film, he ends up stumbling into the solution--all by dumb luck (it sure ain't intelligence!).

The solution to the crime is incredibly easy. So why did it take everyone to finally figure out that the creepy guy (Eduardo Cianelli) was behind it all?! Also, the scene with the gun near the end of the film is pretty stupid--and NO actor is that stupid and the f wax works section is pretty dumb!! Still, the film is amiable if not particularly surprising. Oakie's style is pleasant and the film modestly entertaining.


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