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Criminal Investigator (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 23 October 1942 (USA)
A reporter investigates the murder of a showgirl, who was the widow of a millionaire.

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Bob Martin
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Ellen Grey
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Edward Judson
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Harriet Drake
Charles Jordan ...
Charlie Brannigan
Gloria Faye ...
Belle
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Stuart
George O'Hanlon ...
Powers
Vivian Wilcox ...
Joyce Greeley
Charlie Hall ...
Soapy Davis (as Charles Hall)
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Brandt
Lawrence Creighton ...
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James Black
Mary Bovard ...
Marie - Ellen's School Friend
Bonnie Kildare ...
Ellen's 2nd School Friend
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A reporter investigates the murder of a showgirl, who was the widow of a millionaire.

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IT'S MURDER!...and the trail points to one of the most thrilling surprises of the entire season! (original poster) See more »


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23 October 1942 (USA)  »

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This film received its earliest documented telecast Monday 21 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Tuesday 25 May 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Sunday 19 June 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Pleasant but not riveting Monogram
22 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy the B murder mysteries from the 1930s and 40s and this one is a Monogram mystery without a lot of sparkle but at least the print I saw of it on Netflix was pristine – and this is a good thing. Robert Lowery who has a very likable if somewhat bland screen persona is an aspiring reporter who gets his job because of his policeman father's pull. But actually he's a good reporter and soon stumbles (almost literally) over the body of a murdered showgirl who has just been released from prison. While investigating the murder he meets the dead woman's sister who unknowingly holds the key to her sister's murder. While there is a solid supporting cast including the always reliable and always suave and sly John Miljan, this movie is a little too light on snap and humor

  • but still a pleasant way to pass an hour.



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