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New York City physician, Dr. Timothy Kane, knows Broadway, the Great White Way and all of its characters thoroughly, as does his receptionist, Connie Madigan. A man Kane had sent to prison is now dying, and asks Kane to locate a daughter and give her his fortune. However, others think they have a claim on it, and are out to ensure their claim, usually by foul means. Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Entertaining little suspenser starring Macdonald Carey as Dr. Broadway.
After agreeing to do a favor for Eduardo Cianelli who is done in, Carey must unravel his murder while coming to the aid of his Ginger Rogers lookalike secretary played by Jean Phillips. J. Carroll Naish aims to toss her from a high window unless Carey comes up with Cianelli's $100,000. Mix in a crew of Runyanesque helpers, a police lieutenant, a judge, a phony daughter and you have a snappy 68 minute helping of suspense in a light vein.
Not noir, although sometimes loosely listed as such, since our hero never loses his cheerfulness, it nevertheless has a spareness, dark photography in places, and a story line that, with more consistent seriousness and toughness, could go into noir. So let's call it pre-noir, especially since Anthony Mann directed it, and leave it at that. Whatever it is, it's enjoyable. It never drags and it's not pretentious.
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