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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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll scream with cold CHILLS and...you'll take this DANGEROUS BLONDE Straight to Your Heart! See more »

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In 1944 stars Evelyn Keyes and Allyn Joslyn did an unofficial sequel ("Strange Alibi") although their characters had different names. See more »

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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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Sort of like a poor man's Nick and Nora Charles film.
9 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During the 1940s, Columbia Pictures made mostly B movies--along with a few prestige pictures. Some, like "Dangerous Blondes" aren't exactly feature or B-films because their budgets are just a hair better than a B and because they are much longer than the usual B (which usually clock in at about 60 minutes). But, the film is clearly not a prestige picture, as it features mostly second-tier actors and no big-name actors at all. The closest to this are its stars Eveyln Keyes (who made a few big films) and Allyn Joslyn (a guy who always seemed to play excellent cranky supporting actors).

This movie is much like a Thin Man film, but instead of rich Nick and Nora Charles, you've got the Craigs. Barry Craig is a crime fiction writer and he and his wife Jane prefer solving crimes to writing about them. As for the time in this film, it's far less important than the banter between them. It's filled with humor and I noticed MANY times my wife was laughing along with the film. My usually very picky wife declared that the film was kinda fun--a glowing endorsement, believe me! The dialog is the star, though Keyes and Joslyn sure did their best to make the film a lot of fun...if murder can be fun! Worth seeing and a shame they didn't make more of these films.

By the way, during the radio show, Mr. Craig identified a 'revolver'. Well, I am not an expert on guns, but it clearly was a semi-automatic, not a revolver. Also, the radio show announcer was Don Wilson--who was more famous for his being a regular on "The Jack Benny Program".


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