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Blue, White and Perfect (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 6 January 1942 (USA)
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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Merle Garland
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Vanderhoefen
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Friedrich Gerber, alias Nappy Dubois
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Charlie
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Mrs. Bertha Toby
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Mr. Toby
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Alexis Fournier
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Capt. Brown
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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 duke1029

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Mike Shayne battles smugglers and spies to keep them in the U.S.A It's his most dangerous assignment! (original poster) See more »


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Other product placements in this film are cartons of Chesterfield cigarettes and a sign for Challenge ice cream. 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? Answer, because with the submarine war sinking cargo ships in the Atlantic, it made sense to take the longer route through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific. See more »

Quotes

Michael Shayne: You drive a pawnbroker's bargain!
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Follows Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940) See more »

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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Whistled by Michael Shayne
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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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