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Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Passed  -  Crime | Mystery | Drama  -  15 December 1939 (USA)
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Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.

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Nick Carter / Robert Chalmers
Rita Johnson ...
Lou Farnsby
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John A. Keller
Stanley Ridges ...
Doctor Frankton (as Stanley C. Ridges)
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Addison Richards ...
Hiram Streeter
Henry Victor ...
J. Lester Hammil
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Dave Krebs
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Otto King
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Pete
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Bee-Catcher
Wally Maher ...
Cliff Parsons
Edgar Dearing ...
Denny
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Famed New York detective Nick Carter arrives incognito at a California airplane factory at the behest of owner Hiram Streeter. Despite seemingly thorough precautions, a gang of saboteurs and shadowy foreign agents are able to smuggle out the secret blueprints for innovative new planes and sabotage prototypes during testing. With the aid of eccentric detective Bartholomew and spunky nurse and female pilot Lou Farnsby, Carter is able to expose the fifth columnists as well as the traitors that are helping them. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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THE WIZARD OF CLUES!!! Nick Carter lives again in the fierce brutal...dangerous era of TODAY!

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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15 December 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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With this speech, Nick Carter derides three of his contemporary movie detectives: Nick Charles, Charlie CHan, and Sherlock Holmes: "Look, I'm not a storybook detective with, uh, a highball glass in one hand (Nick Charles) and, uh, a Chinese proverb (Charlie CHan) in another, nor can I tell you from the ashes of a man's cigar (Sherlock Holmes) that he, uh, had kippered herring for breakfast and hit his grandmother over the head with an ax. See more »

Quotes

Lou Farnsby: [to Keller] They call me "The Weagle." That's a combination of the wasp and an eagle.
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A great B detective movie
6 June 2005 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

I totally disagree with the IMDb reviewer who panned this film. Walter Pigeon is just right as the master detective, Nick Carter. He made two more superior Nick Carter B films after this one, but then was on his way to becoming a big Hollywood star. The producers decided to can the series rather than find a suitable replacement. And the Bee man is one of the great movie characters. Donald Meek was a wonderful character actor who could play many roles and this is one of his best. He is a good comic foil for the great detective. The masterful Jacques Tourneur directs with a knowing eye. He knows exactly how to give the audience chills, excitement and mystery in an hour time slot. It was a stroke of genius for the writers to put the bee man in the Nick Carter movies. He is one of the reasons I like to watch the Nick Carter movies more than once.


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