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Buzzy O'Brien
Dick Purcell ...
Steve Lanahan
Lillian Elliott ...
Mrs. O'Brien
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Jim Monahan
James Flavin ...
Hotel Detective Fluger
Sheila Darcy ...
Kitty Monahan
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Jefferson
Ralph Peters ...
Detective Jenkins
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Mr. Mace - Hotel Desk Clerk (as Tristram C. Coffin)
Pat Gleason ...
Banning - Bond Robber
Gene O'Donnell ...
Bond Robber
Donald Kerr ...
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Howard M. Mitchell ...
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Aloha Wray ...
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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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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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Faith and Begora Couldn't Help Here
5 October 2005 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Hotel bellhop Buzzy O'Brien plays detective with the various guests of the hotel, much to the unhappiness of police detective Lanahan and hotel detective Fluger. Buzzy's latest case involves Thaddeus Porter, a banker, who was found murdered in his hotel room. Suspicion falls on Kitty Monahan, whose brother is escaping the law for stealing $10,000 in bonds. Buzzy and Jefferson (hotel janitor) deduce that someone in the hotel must be a go between for the hot bond racket, and have to catch the criminal before they themselves become the next victim. If there was a B-movie that can be stereotyped as generic programmer, this would be it. The killer is very easy to figure out, even by the audience members who are half paying attention. The cast and the characterizations are really bland, primarily since we've seen these types of people in hundreds of movies before. The scene at Buzzy's house with his mother helping Kitty only because she's Irish, just seems so corny that its hilarious. Rating, 3.


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