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Handsome Allan Lane, who was actually a western star, leads the cast of "Crime Ring," a 1938 B movie.
The film concerns fake fortunetellers who win the confidence of clients and then get them to part with their money by buying mining stocks which are worthless. The crime ring also has the fortunetellers pay protection and get 10% of the take.
Lane is a reporter determined to bust up the racket. He enlists the help of an old millionairess (Clara Blandick, better known to you as Auntie Em) and a young woman, the beautiful Frances Mercer, who poses as a psychic as the session is recorded.
Decent film, good story, fast moving, with real pros holding it up.
What's interesting is the people who are uncredited here. One is Paul Fix, who was in every television western as an old man - he's younger here, but his face and voice are unmistakable. Actually most of the cast is listed as uncredited, and you'll see lots of early TV faces.
A word about Clara Blandick, who was primarily a stage actress but managed to make 115 films, including playing Auntie Em in the Wizard of Oz. Eighty-one years old, in pain from arthritis, and nearly blind, she went to church one day, came home, and committed suicide. Her note said she was embarking on her greatest adventure. Hope so.
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