B-movies were films that lasted about an hour in length and were meant as the second, or lesser, film at a double feature. They tended to have lower budgets and were quickly written and shot...but they didn't always result in inferior films. This example is from one of the big studios, Twentieth Century-Fox, and you can tell it's a B due to its length and that the actors were mostly unknowns.
Barney (Michael Whalen) is a hotshot reporter who has been investigating the murders of couriers. However, his vacation is coming up and he decides to drop the story and have some well earned time off from work. But when the newest murder victim happens to be a friend of his, Barney drops everything and returns to town to investigate. Only in these sorts of movies do reporters investigate and solve crimes...something the idiot police never seem to be able to do!
Overall, this is a well made film for a B. The acting and script are good and Harold Huber (one of the suspects) plays a most enjoyable and strange mobster! Worth seeing.
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