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A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police. Written by
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Up in the Air is a breezy comedy mystery B movie from 1940, it was shot as a quickie. It even has some forgettable songs in it as well.
Rita Wilson is a radio star that gets shot during rehearsals. Frankie (Frankie Darro) is the ever optimistic bell boy, who plans to be a gag writer and also a star maker. He gets mixed up investigating the murder with Jeff the janitor (Mantan Moreland) as the police are too incompetent to investigate the crime properly.
Frankie and Jeff provide comic relief with Jeff always trying to avoid getting into trouble. Actor Mantan Moreland became famous for his black eye popping scary faced persona that was popular with cinema-goers at the time.
Despite the tomfoolery the film has a nice mystery to it.
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