A not bad low budget stab at a "Thin Man" type thriller. Preston Foster is a private detective who gets mixed up with a somewhat ditzy Ann Rutherford. It seems she thinks her uncle was murdered. The reason for the murder is that he was one of 6 men in a tontine. Ten years before all six had put 10,000 dollars into an investment fund with the last survivor to get all the cash. Foster want's nothing to do with Rutherford since he is getting married the next morning. Of course Rutherford takes all of ten minutes to have Foster in trouble up to his neck with his bride to be. Soon the other men in the tontine start dropping dead with one problem for Foster and Rutherford. The police are hot on their trail since they are always the last to see the victim alive. Richard Lane does a nice comic turn here as the one step behind police detective. This was to be the first of a series for the two actors that was never picked up. At just over an hour it is an entertaining b-film that does not outstay it's welcome. Decent time-water. (b/w)
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