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Haunted House (1940)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Mystery  -  22 July 1940 (USA)
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Teenagers try to clear a friend accused of murder.

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Cast overview:
Jackie Moran ...
Jimmie Atkins
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Mildred 'Millie' Henshaw
George Cleveland ...
Albert Henshaw
Christian Rub ...
Olaf Jensen
Henry Hall ...
Cyrus W. 'Cy' Burton
John St. Polis ...
Simkins
Clarence Wilson ...
Eph, Service Station Owner
Mary Carr ...
Grandma
Jessie Arnold ...
Mrs. Emily Henshaw
Hooper Atchley ...
Prosecuting Attorney
Marcelle Ray ...
Lucy Peters
Buddy Swan ...
Junior Henshaw (as Buddy Swann)
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Jimmie, the Brownsville Bugle's office boy, and Millie, niece of editor Henshaw, turn amateur detectives in order to help a friend who is accused of murder. With more zeal than direction, they pick the owner of a gas station as the killer, and when he turns out to be innocent, Henshaw fires Jimmie. The two go on searching and next suspect Lawyer Cy Burton but have no conclusive evidence and are about to give up when Millie finds a clue that leads to the hidden fortune of the murdered Mrs. Blake. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The exciting story of a boy who swept his town to fame! (original ad) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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22 July 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Tesouro Oculto  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Kids outsmart the law in solving a murder case!
24 May 2001 | by (Winter Park, Fl.) – See all my reviews

A fun film produced to cash in on the popularity of mysteries that swept the late '30's / early '40's. Very well done for an obvious "low budget" b-film. "Want-to-be" reporter and editor's niece do their best to prove innocence of accused murderer. Much circumstantial evidence leads them down several wrong paths, causing frustration and chastizing from elders. Perserverance pays off as they finally convince the law of friend's innocence, surprising everyone with the guilt of the real culprit. Definitely worth viewing.


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