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Irish Luck (1939)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 August 1939 (USA)
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Buzzy O'Brien is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother. Buzzy and... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Buzzy O'Brien
Dick Purcell ...
Steve Lanahan
Lillian Elliott ...
Mrs. O'Brien
Dennis Moore ...
Jim Monahan
James Flavin ...
Hotel Detective Fluger
Sheila Darcy ...
Kitty Monahan
Mantan Moreland ...
Jefferson
Ralph Peters ...
Detective Jenkins
Tristram Coffin ...
Mr. Mace - Hotel Desk Clerk (as Tristram C. Coffin)
Pat Gleason ...
Banning - Bond Robber
Gene O'Donnell ...
Bond Robber
Donald Kerr ...
Reporter
Howard M. Mitchell ...
Hotel Manager (as Howard Mitchell)
Aloha Wray ...
Dancer
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Buzzy O'Brien is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother. Buzzy and his pal Jefferson manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A WINNING COMBINATION...WHEN DEATH RESERVES A HOTEL SUITE...AND A WISE-CRACKING BELLHP[ AND A PRETTY COLLEEN TEAM UP TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF THE CORPSE IN ROOM 415! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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This was such a success for Monogram that during the next several years they made seven more features pairing Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland as amateur crime solvers. See more »

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Good Quality DVD for Series Starter
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It is interesting to read comments by people reviewing a flik from 70yrs ago but bringing 21st Cent eyes. I liked the movie for its good combination of plot, set and dialog. I have seen many Frankie Darro shorts and some are better some are worse but all are just short movies to fill in with the feature and he is the oldest or longest lasting youth going other than the East Siders maybe. The classic use of stage Irish and realizing that the Irish were just making it off the bottom of the social ladder prior to WWll gives an insight most people have forgotten since all changed after the war. No more Irish need not apply for jobs or housing. Some of the unintended consequences of these old slices of life from the small studios like PRC are what i find so enjoyable about this type of film. I have seen a few of the other 6 movies in the series and the plot line is familiar though I think the mystery part in this one is best, for what it is. The rest is straight formula but good performances by the whole cast of journeyman actors many of whom are in multiple movies together. Great cohesion good entertainment, short as it is.


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