A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee a down on his luck reporter hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth, to stop a high-society woman from suing for libel.
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Nick and Nora's hopes for a pleasant afternoon at the local race track are dashed when a jockey is found shot dead in the locker room. Nick's friend Lt. Abrams wants him to help out but Nick is enjoying the good life too much to get involved. However, he is subsequently approached by Major Scully to look into corruption and the role of organized crime in gambling. Others are killed but in the end, Nick gathers all of the suspects into a room and identifies the killer. Written by
This film's television premiere took place in Philadelphia Tuesday 30 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) followed in Los Angeles Friday 2 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it was first shown in San Francisco 29 December 1957 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 26 November 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
When pulled over by the cop on the Bay Bridge, it shows two-way traffic on the top deck of the bridge. This is wrong now, but was correct at the time the movie was made. See more »
Lieutenant, I think perhaps we better have a little pow-wow in your office tomorrow.
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Another good series entry [4/6], more sedate than its predecessors but still a quality funny whodunnit, again set in Red Herring City.
Nick finds himself embroiled in a murder case after a racetrack killing leads to another implicating an "obviously" decent guy, trying to unravel the murderer from a long list of "guilty" suspects. Nick's deductions again spring a surprise, culminating with a detail only discovered near the end of the picture. The funniest scene is the outbreak of fisticuffs in the restaurant - I'm glad I never got a dog, cute as Asta was! Again Nick Jr. was sidelined for the second half, probably so as not to complicate the plot further. Donna Reed's second film.
With a beautiful print and the chorus of "Why, It's Nick Charles!" ringing in my ears I found this one to be almost up to par with the first three and one I certainly hope to watch again.
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