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Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Heather Angel ...
Anne Gladden
John 'Dusty' King ...
Larry Cameron (as John King)
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Mrs. Jefferson Breckenbridge
Walter Catlett ...
Turnpike Gas Station Attendant
Tom Dugan ...
Red Egan
Robert Elliott ...
Officer Kelly (as Robert Elliot)
Clem Bevans ...
Snuffy
Emma Dunn ...
Granny Gladden
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Handsome - Red's Sidekick
William B. Davidson ...
Slick Kopesco
Fern Emmett ...
Margaret Reed
Sonny Bupp ...
Willy
Wilbur Mack ...
Chauffeur Mason
Joe Devlin ...
Steve - Kopesco Goon
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Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off to find adventure. Her new confidence inspires her to flirt with complete strangers. When a gangster pays unwanted attention to her, she ditches him and flees in his car, unaware that there's a corpse in the trunk. Determined to recover his stolen vehicle and its incriminating cargo the thug begins a desperate search. The oblivious Anne, comes to the aid of a handsome young man stranded alongside the road. Romance blooms, but after the shocking discovery of a body in the trunk, the duo decide they have to return the car. The bickering lovebirds head back to the city, trailed by both the angry gangster and the cops, who suspect the young couple of murder. Written by Robert

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5 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Delightfully harmless, innocent, fun movie discovery
8 February 2014 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

What a delightfully, harmless, innocent, fun movie discovery! Every once in a while, we give up trying to find some new movie we haven't seen that will grab us and hold us until the end. Usually, we come up terribly empty. And then...

You find THIS movie. It is no blockbuster. But why must every movie be one? I came upon this movie tonight on YouTube and was so pleasantly surprised at the whole thing.

The stars are hardly on the tips of our tongues except the wildly amusing and very posh CONSTANCE COLLIER. I don't know what it is about this actress, she delights me at every turn. There are others like the perennial old man, character actor, Clem Bevans! It's amazing how a man at only 63 could play the same part in movies for so many years...but there were such talented men, many years ago.

I recommend this movie if you are looking for a fun, Saturday afternoon movie to enjoy. You won't need to scratch your head at this comedy-murder-mystery, just delight in the entirely implausible plot and you will be handsomely rewarded with an hour of fun!


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