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Blind Alibi (1938)

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Paul Dover lives in Paris and works as an artist. He is visited by Julia Fraser an art buyer and critic who irritates Dover with her opinionated attitude. When she finally finds a piece of ... See full summary »



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Paul Dover lives in Paris and works as an artist. He is visited by Julia Fraser an art buyer and critic who irritates Dover with her opinionated attitude. When she finally finds a piece of sculpture that she likes, he quotes a ridiculously high price which she refuses, but she is very intrigued with him and at least she leaves on a friendly note. But Paul's treatment of Julia is not usual for him. Earlier he had received an upsetting visit from his kid sister Ellen. She is married to a very wealthy man who is running for office and who, although he is in love with his wife, will not bear any scandal. Unfortunately, we learn, she is being blackmailed by a man who was her fiancé before she married her husband. She discovered him to be a cad, and she broke off the relationship. But he had saved her love letters to him, and now is demanding two hundred thousand francs from her or else he will publish her letters. She asks Paul to help, and he agrees. The result is that the letters end up ... Written by Jim Knoppow

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20 May 1938 (USA)  »

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O Segredo do Impostor  »

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Tommy Bupp is in casting call lists for the role of Freddy, but he is not seen in the movie. Contemporary news items lists several cast members not seen either: Gladden James, Clyde Willson, Pat O'Malley and Monte Montague. See more »

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Not Quite a Dog
24 September 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Ace the Wonder Dog, RKO's answer to Rin Tin Tin -- not that anyone had asked the question -- is introduced in this Richard Dix programmer.

Dix was a leading star at RKO from 1929 through 1940, but for RKO this meant handsomely mounted B movies that his loyal fans would go to see, and which could be used to introduce interesting new talent, like Ace. Here Richard Dix pretends to be blind in order to recover incriminating letters that might result in his sister being blackmailed -- don't ask me why his being blind would help.

Richard Dix ambles through the movie with his usual muscular performance. It is unsurprising he had his fans. Even the fact that this movie ends with a closeup of Ace the Wonder Dog doesn't fool anyone. A talented performer, yes, but we was no Richard Dix.

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