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The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  27 March 1942 (USA)
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To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe) encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show, to offer a reward to anyone who can locate safe cracker Jimmy... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Mike Jason
Ruth Terry ...
Bonnie Forbes
Gloria Dickson ...
Cleo Arden
Roman Bohnen ...
Tom Forbes / Jimmy Valentine
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Mousey
Spencer Charters ...
Cheevers Snow
William B. Davidson ...
Cyrus Ballard
Roscoe Ates ...
Dan Kady
Bobby Larson ...
Mickey Forbes
Joe Cunningham ...
Charles Stanton
Harry Shannon ...
Pinky
Jed Prouty ...
Maxwell B. Titus
Patsy Parsons ...
Marlene Titus (as Patsy Lee Parsons)
Linda Brent ...
Letitia Hinkle
Wade Boteler ...
Warden Carl Jones
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To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe) encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show, to offer a reward to anyone who can locate safe cracker Jimmy Valentine, who is reportedly retired. Jason and co worker Cleo Arden, not Eve, ( played by Gloria Dickson) lead the hunt . which takes them to a small and previously quiet town. There is little tough guy Mousey (George Stone, who else ?), who becomes over zealous over the possibility of winning the reward. There is Bonnie (Ruth Terry), Mike's teen girlfriend , who adds further mayhem. The original film was cut to 54 minutes due to its' B movie billing and later television. At times. scenes may seem unconnected, for that reason. Written by efffee@aol.com

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In order to fit it into a one hour format (minus commercials) TV programmers slashed out the first two reels. The resultant film (retitled "Unforgotten Crime") was incomprehensible. See more »

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"A Sentimental Crook"
14 May 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I might have raided The Affairs Of Jimmy Valentine a bit higher on the scale had it not had about a third of the film gutted for television. Watching this you have to fill in too many blank spaces.

There's a radio contest where Dennis O'Keefe is accepting the challenge of Gloria Dickson to find the infamous Jimmy Valentine, safecracker of the gaslight era who disappeared after doing his bit for burglary in the TR-Taft years of the 20th century. $10,000.00 is at stake for O'Keefe as he arrives at a small midwestern town where not too terribly much has happened, only thanks to the contest the eyes of the nation are on this place where Jimmy Valentine was last heard from.

O'Keefe meets lots of resistance especially from city editor Roman Bohnen although he gets an admirer in Bohnen's daughter Ruth Terry. But a couple of murders are committed in the search for the legendary safecracker with the sandpaper fingers or that's how the famous Gus Edwards song goes.

Suspense is let right out of the bag when we find out right away who did those murders. Still The Affairs Of Jimmy Valentine is a pleasant enough film with a cast of familiar character players from the studio era of Hollywood.

Though why I didn't hear the Edwards song is a mystery.


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