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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:
Calvin Claymore
Laurie Claymore
Hal Thorne
Whitney King (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Ronnie Colton
Fay Holden ...
Mrs. Claymore
Virginia Grey ...
Teddy Carlyle
Anne Gwynne ...
Mary Morgan
Sara Haden ...
Mrs. Harrington
Olaf Hytten ...
Cliff Clark ...
Hal K. Dawson ...
Thurston Hall ...
Senator Morton
Joseph Crehan ...
Phil Sampson


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

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The case that was ordered "Hushed UP" official Washington, "hottest" city in the world! See more »




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Release Date:

18 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Luva Perdida  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Although the writing source credit is a play, no production of it has been found. See more »


(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played by the band at the nightclub and danced by Virginia Grey and chorus
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Another enjoyable Frank Morgan movie
8 February 2003 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is a "nice" movie, typical of the times. If you are a Frank Morgan fan, as I am, you will like this film. Ann Rutherford is great with a Spanish accent. Dan Dailey plays the bad guy, and, as usual, is very convincing. All ends well, as it always does in these "old" movies.

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