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Crime by Night (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery | 9 September 1944 (USA)
Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a ... See full summary »

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Ann Marlow
Charles Lang ...
Paul Goff
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Irene Carr
Stuart Crawford ...
Larry Borden
Cy Kendall ...
Sheriff Max Ambers
Charles C. Wilson ...
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Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a chemical plant with a war contract to make a secret formula, is the victim of an axe murder. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Mastiges tis nyhtas  »

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Based on Geoffrey Homes book "Forty Whacks". See more »

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Ann Marlow: We have a lot in common, don't we?
Robbie Vance: Common is right.
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Two Tables Apart
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Altman (unconfirmed)
Lyrics by Kim Gannon (unconfirmed)
Performed by Charles Lang in the hotel cocktail lounge
Partially sung and whistled by Jerome Cowan
Also played instrumentally in the hotel lounge
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Light and Fluffy
5 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like your Detective Fiction mostly serious and are annoyed by overused phraseology and dated, flirtatious actions, then do not go here. This is a forgettable, fluffy Film that has a few scenes of Criminal and other Action that are done well, but overall, it is overwrought with fast-paced mundane Dialog, and a Plot that is much too confusing and convoluted.

There is a Lead Detective that comes across as somewhat light in the loafers with an irritating high-pitched, sing-song voice pattern and obnoxious behavior. Check out that flowery jacket! He calls the Women Dames, Toots, Candy Lamb, Sugar, and Darling but asks to be called Mr. Campbell not Sam. Sheesh!

All the Women in the Movie swoon and sigh with eyes rolled toward the Heavens and it gets to be too much. This is a completely ineffective and full of itself Movie that is an embarrassment for all involved, from the Writers, Director, Stars, and Studio.


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