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Cast overview:
Ralph McCormick
Kirk Fenley
Julie Taylor
Inspector Joseph Clinton
Harry Duerr
Detective Gatling
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot
Frank Sully ...
Detective Joe Henderson
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Mystery writer Barry Craig (Allyn Joslyn) an his wife Jane (Evelyn Keyes, prefer solving crimes rather than writing about them, and they get a chance when killings plague the fashion photography studio of Ralph McCormick (Edmund Lowe, after his secretary, Julie Taylor(Anita Louise, reports an attempt to murder her there. Isabel Fleming (Mary Forbes, the aunt of Ralph's wife, Erika ('Ann Savage', is stabbed, and the evidence points to Madge Lawrence (Bess Flowers, an older model and an apparent suicide. Police Inspector Joseph Clinton (Frank Cravendeclares the case closed...but then Erika is murdered. Written by Les Adams <>

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23 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Reckless Lady  »

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The final film project of Dwight Frye. See more »


Detective Gatling: [unable to answer the quiz show question, "Who invented the machine gun?"] I know that as well as I know my own name!
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One of the best B films from the era
22 February 2001 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

Dangerous Blondes is one of the choice nuggets that sits in the Columbia archives waiting for rediscovery. It appeared briefly on television in the fifties and sixties but is not in the current package available to television stations. Pity because it is chock full of wonderful performances, nice musical arrangements, excellent direction and a fun story. It is a comedy murder mystery that tries to prove that a writer of detective novels can be as smart as a real police detective. Evelyn Keyes never looked more beautiful than here as she helps her husband in trying to solve a recent rash of murders.

The comedy in this 81 minute lost classic is as quick and witty as you are likely to see in a film of the period and the joy in finding this treasure again will be music to the ears and eyes of film lovers everywhere.

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