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Up in the Air (1940)

Passed  |   |  Action, Comedy, Music  |  9 September 1940 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frankie Ryan
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Anne Mason
Mantan Moreland ...
Jeff Jefferson
Gordon Jones ...
Tex Barton
Lorna Gray ...
Singer Rita Wilson aka Gladys Wharton
Tristram Coffin ...
Bob Farrell
Clyde Dilson ...
Detective Lt. Marty Phillips
Dick Elliott ...
B. J. Hastings, Station Owner
John Holland ...
Sam Quigley
Carleton Young ...
Band Leader Dick Stevens
Alex Callam ...
Van Martin - Announcer
Maxine Leslie ...
Stella - Switchboard Operator
Ralph Peters ...
Detective Delaney
Jack Mather ...
Tim Wallace - Comic
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Gag-Writer Pringle
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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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Frankie 'scoops' the police and traps the killer! See more »


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9 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Assassinato ao Microfone  »

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Remade as There Goes Kelly (1945) See more »

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By The Looks Of Things
Written by Harry Tobias and Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Sung by Marjorie Reynolds
Danced to by Mantan Moreland
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Nice Mystery-Musical From Monogram
27 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is yet another example of the Monogram product. Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland and Marjorie Reynolds are top-starred in this modest yet enjoyable programmer centered around the murder of an obnoxious radio singer. The songs are pleasant enough and the mystery diverting. Modern viewers may cringe at a routine which puts Darro in blackface opposite Moreland in a sketch Moreland performed with another actor in the past. It is funny though, and the whole production runs 61 minutes and passes the time pleasantly enough. This came on one of those Mill Creek compilation sets and the quality is pretty good for a public-domain picture.


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