The kidnappers of Herbert Scott have been paid the demanded ransom but have not returned Scott. The police chief suspects Larry Scott, the spendthrift nephew, but an opposing view is held ... See full summary »
The kidnappers of Herbert Scott have been paid the demanded ransom but have not returned Scott. The police chief suspects Larry Scott, the spendthrift nephew, but an opposing view is held by Morrison, federal operator in charge of the case. He assigns Betty Mason, his best woman operative, to the case. Written by
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Grant Withers Dad is HELD FOR RANSOM, and continues to be held even though the playboy son has paid up. Is Junior in on the job, or is he merely a red herring to be married off to the cute G-Girl heroine in the last reel?
This B-minus movie is an unexpected pleasure, not just because of the 1930s location scenery of a rather handsome tourist town, but because it moves quickly and does not entirely telegraph who is a good guy and who is a bad guy from moment one. Also, harking back to the days of Pearl White, the movie features an athletic woman lead who breaks the case without too much help from the guys. The ending is a little bit of a letdown, as our heroine is pushed aside at the very end, and then is forced to participate in a somewhat random montage of stock footage. But, with this small exception, this is worth seeing for those who like old B flicks.
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