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Washington Melodrama (1941)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  18 April 1941 (USA)
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Calvin Claymore is a wealthy businessman trying to get a bill passed to help the starving children of Europe at the outbreak of World War 2. He meets a dancer at a night club, escorts her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Calvin Claymore
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Laurie Claymore
Kent Taylor ...
Hal Thorne
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Whitney King (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Lee Bowman ...
Ronnie Colton
Fay Holden ...
Mrs. Claymore
Virginia Grey ...
Teddy Carlyle
Anne Gwynne ...
Mary Morgan
Sara Haden ...
Mrs. Harrington
Olaf Hytten ...
Parry
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Donnelly
Cliff Clark ...
Simpson
Hal K. Dawson ...
Logan
Thurston Hall ...
Senator Morton
Joseph Crehan ...
Phil Sampson
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Calvin Claymore is a wealthy businessman trying to get a bill passed to help the starving children of Europe at the outbreak of World War 2. He meets a dancer at a night club, escorts her home, but later the girl is found murdered, and Claymore, who was seen leaving her apartment, is accused of her death. After a man's glove is found at the dead girl's apartment, the police start a frantic search for the other glove, and finally the real murderer is unmasked. Written by mikewilson61720@yahoo.com

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LOVE SECRETS OF A MILLIONAIRE'S DANGEROUS AGE! (original print media ad - all caps0 See more »

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Drama

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18 April 1941 (USA)  »

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A Luva Perdida  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Fishing for Suckers
(1941)
Music and Lyrics by Earl K. Brent (as Earl Brent)
Played during the opening credits
Played by the nightclub band and sung and danced by Dan Dailey (uncredited) and Virginia Grey (uncredited)
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DEPENDABLE FRANK MORGAN
7 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MGM had 2 stalwarts under long time contract: Lionel Barrymore and Frank Morgan... okay, you might throw Lewis Stone in there too. But of all of them, Frank's the most lovable and not given to the hammy theatrics of Barrymore. Here he's a lonely wealthy do-gooder, whose wife's off on an extended vacation in South America. He get's hooked up with a night club floozie at the urging of her coniving partner (Dan Dailey, playing against type) and after an innocent flirtation (she actually begins to care for Frank), she's MURDERED and obviously all fingers seem to point to him, which threatens everything. His daughter (the extremely attractive Ann Rutherford who does a mean French accent when called for) helps save the day with the help of her publisher boyfriend. There's some interesting debate on helping the innocent victims of WWII (we weren't in it yet) and you can see where our sympathies were. This isn't a who done it... it's more of a "how does he get out of it." Is it just me or does Douglass Drumbrille always seem to play the part of Lionel Atwill?


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