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On the Spot (1940)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  11 June 1940 (USA)
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Frankie Kelly is the soda jerk and embryo scientist in Midvales only drugstore. Two murders and an attempted killing suddenly swing Midvale into national prominence. Frankie and his pal, ... See full summary »

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Frankie 'Doc' Kelly
Mary Kornman ...
Ruth Hunter
Mantan Moreland ...
Jefferson White
John St. Polis ...
Doc Hunter
Robert Warwick ...
Cyrus Haddon
Maxine Leslie ...
Gerry Dailey
Lillian Elliott ...
LeRoy Mason ...
Smilin' Bill
Gene O'Donnell ...
Slats Eckert
Russell Hopton ...
Dave Nolan
Jeffrey Sayre ...
Hype Innes
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Tristram Coffin ...
Robert Ames
Donald Kerr ...
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Frankie Kelly is the soda jerk and embryo scientist in Midvales only drugstore. Two murders and an attempted killing suddenly swing Midvale into national prominence. Frankie and his pal, Jefferson, become involved when a wounded gangster starts to tell them where $300,000 in stolen loot is hidden, but he is murdered before he can give them all of the information. The search is on. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Mystery

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11 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Frankie 'Doc' Kelly: What do you want?
Jefferson White: I just come over after some headache powders
Frankie 'Doc' Kelly: Headache powders? Oh, that's bad. Let me feel your pulse. Stick out your tongue
Jefferson White: But I just...
Frankie 'Doc' Kelly: Stick out your tongue! Oh, you know headaches is only the first symptoms. Come on, I'll mix you something
Jefferson White: But Mr Frankie...
[he gets dragged into the backroom]
Jefferson White: Er, Mr Frankie, you know I ain't got no business in this room and Doctor Hunter done told you about them experiments. The last time you mixed one for me it was for my liver
Frankie 'Doc' Kelly: Well, it ...
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