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A Shot in the Dark (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery  |  5 April 1941 (USA)
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Homicide detective Bill Ryder reluctantly teams up with wise-cracking news-hound Peter Kennedy to solve a pair of murders.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Lundigan ...
Nan Wynn ...
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Philip Richards
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William Ryder
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Helen Armstrong
Lucia Carroll ...
Clare Winters
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Roger Armstrong
Noel Madison ...
Al Martin
John Gallaudet ...
Schaffer
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Naval Officer
Theodore von Eltz ...
George Kilpatrick (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Lee Phelps ...
Blaney
Frank M. Thomas ...
Klein
Emory Parnell ...
Marsotti
Garrett Craig ...
Connors
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Phil Richards is selling his nightclub to an out-of-town buyer, and the local mob express this dissatisfaction with the arrangement. When the buyer arrives in town, he is shot and killed. Richards' friends, homicide detective Bill Ryder and nosy newspaperman Peter Kennedy, work on the case. Written by Ray Hamel

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Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Nan Wynn at the nightclub
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Nimble, enjoyable comedy-mystery. Nan Wynn a delight!
29 July 2001 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

Typical, unpretentious Warner Bros. 'B' programmer. A brash reporter and a dour homicide cop investigate the murder of a nightclub owner. The film zips along at such whiplash speed (running time a mere 57 minutes)that you may well lose track of the complicated plot. No matter. William Lundigan is lively and likeable as the newsman, and, as a special bonus, this is one of the few films featuring the delectable Nan Wynn (best-known for her luscious dubbing of most of Rita Hayworth's musicals). Wynn is a fetching delight in the female lead as a nightclub singer, and sings three songs with style to spare. Why Nan Wynn didn't become a musical movie star in her own right (instead of being Rita Hayworth's 'Marni Nixon') and why Lundigan never joined the 'A' list of leading men are unanswered questions more mystifying than anything in the plot of "A Shot in the Dark."


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