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Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Milton Berle, Brenda Joyce, John Shelton
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Patricia Cordry aka Pat Preston
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Richard 'Dick' Brenner
Frank Orth ...
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Crole (as William Davidson)
Wonderful Smith ...
Wonderful
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Petie Stuyvesant (as J. Patrick O'Malley)
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Elsie Bailey
Milton Parsons ...
George Lawrin
Leon Belasco ...
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Charles Trowbridge ...
Honest Tom Mardley
Lon McCallister ...
Jimmie (as Bud McCallister)
Cyril Ring ...
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Jason Cordry is a none-too-bright mystery writer with a big failing: he can't think up solutions to his plots. When he accidentally frames himself for murder, he realizes he hasn't got a solution to this story either. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Berle's Best Friend... Is His Murder!

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15 January 1943 (USA)  »

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One to delight all Milton Berle fans
8 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

It doesn't seem so long ago to me when Milton Berle was regarded as one of America's top three comedians (alongside Bob Hope and Lou Costello), so I'm surprised to find myself the first reviewer of this delightful comedy, masterfully directed by veteran Mal St Clair from a clever script by Edward James (based on a novel by James O'Hanlon). Milton Berle is a superb comedian with a wonderful sense of timing and if he doesn't make you laugh with his antics in this movie, then nothing will at all. In addition to the superlative direction, the film is also noteworthy for its lavish budget. True it runs a "B"-picture length of only 67 minutes, but the movie was obviously produced on an "A" budget and was intended to play as an "A" at the nation's cinemas. Highly recommended!


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