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Blue, White and Perfect (1942)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  6 January 1942 (USA)
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Detective Michael Shayne boards a Hawaii-bound ocean liner on the trail of stolen industrial diamonds and a Nazi smuggling ring.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary Beth Hughes ...
Merle Garland
Helene Reynolds ...
Helen Shaw
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Juan Arturo O'Hara
Steven Geray ...
Vanderhoefen
Henry Victor ...
Rudolf Hagerman
Curt Bois ...
Friedrich Gerber, alias Nappy Dubois
Marie Blake ...
Ethel
Emmett Vogan ...
Charlie
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Mrs. Bertha Toby
Frank Orth ...
Mr. Toby
Ivan Lebedeff ...
Alexis Fournier
Wade Boteler ...
Judge
Charles Trowbridge ...
Capt. Brown
Edward Earle ...
First Officer Richards
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Storyline

In order to win back his girlfriend, Mike Shayne promises to give up his detective practice and get a job as riveter in an aircraft plant. He quickly finds himself investigating the theft of industrial diamonds from the plant's safe and, utilizing a variety of false identities, traces them first to a dress factory and later to a Hawaii-bound ocean liner. Escaping several attempts on his life, he is able to uncover a Nazi smuggling ring, but the location of the missing diamonds continues to elude him. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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smuggling | nazi | dress | detective | smuggler | See more »

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MIKE SHAYNE SIGNS UP WITH UNCLE SAM...AND HIS PAST ADVENTURES LOOK LIKE A PICNIC! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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6 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Tiros Silenciosos  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although this film was made long before product placement became prevalent in films, the Del-Monte logo is shown on crates in the hold of the ship. See more »

Goofs

If the smuggled diamonds are supposedly going to German factories, why are they smuggled from New York to Honolulu in the Pacific Theater? See more »

Quotes

Ethel: Merle's gettin' married today.
Michael Shayne: Gettin' married? She can't do that to me!
Ethel: You can't blame her none, Mike. After all, she was caught between a stiff breeze and plenty of wind.
Michael Shayne: Talk English!
Ethel: Well, you gave her a stiff breeze, and he gave her plenty of wind.
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Connections

Followed by Blonde for a Day (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Aloha Oe
(uncredited)
Written by Queen Liliuokalani
Played as the ship pulls into Honolulu
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They really don't make them like this any more.
11 March 2009 | by (Brownsville, Texas) – See all my reviews

Crisp black and white prints look very good on my HD set. Great film, part of a package of four on two DVDs. My wife and I have now gone through three with one to go. I was intrigued by product placement which is very unusual at this time in film history. For example, in Sleepers West, a pack of Chesterfield cigarettes is held so that anyone can read it. Then, in Blue, White and Perfect, two cartons of Chesterfields are held up for the longest time. Mission Orange soda is also prominently shown and directors make no effort to disguise the makes of the great cars used in the films. DelMonte is plainly advertised along with Yellow Cab. Also, there seems to be just enough location scenes to give the viewer a good look at life in the 40s. This Michael Shane group is great fun and easy viewing; four little time machines waiting to take you back.


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