The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding ... See full summary »
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »
Pat discovers a large bouquet of flowers in the office washroom (c. 35 minutes) but this suddenly shrinks to a small neat posy, of much smaller blooms, before she takes it out of the room with her. See more »
This is quite a charming little film. Only an hour long, it is a fairly wry look at sex roles and dating and jobs and gender.
Snappy dialog, a quite unexpected plot twist, and fine character acting make it a breezy and amusing film.
It even makes a fairly respectable (if very shallow)nod to the conundrum of being a career woman in the 40's. It's hardly a feminist opus, but I was pleased to see that the the lead character (the career "gal") is presented as confident, smart, street-wise, and able.
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