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Shake Hands with Murder (1944)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Mystery  -  22 April 1944 (USA)
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A female bail-bond broker and her partner help an accused embezzler prove his innocence. Having the body of the embezzler's late business partner pop up doesn't help matters.

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Eddie Jones
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Steve Morgan
Jack Raymond ...
Joe Blake
Claire Rochelle ...
Miss Johnson, Secretary
Herbert Rawlinson ...
John Clark
Juan de la Cruz ...
Mr. Stanton
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Mr. Haskins (as Stan Jolley)
Forrest Taylor ...
Mr. Kennedy
George Kirby ...
George Adams
Gene Roth ...
William Howard (as Gene Stutenroth)
Anitra Sparrow ...
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Patsy Brent, bail-bond broker, finds that her partner, Eddie Jones, who is trying to acquire a better class clientèle has invested all of their capital to bail Steve Morgan, investment company executive who has been framed on an embezzlement charge out of jail. And Morgan has disappeared. Trying to find Morgan, Patsy stumbles across the body of John Clark, Morgan's ex-boss, not to mention now late boss. Patsy spots Morgan and catches up with him at a mountain lodge, where he convinces her of his innocence. They spend a week searching together for the missing bonds Morgan was accused of stealing. They finally find the bonds hidden in a secret compartment which has been rigged as a booby trap. This booby trap is rigged so that when the panel is opened a wire leading from the panel to a suit of armor, causes the arm of the armor to raise and fire a gun hidden within it to fire at the person opening the panel. Morgan tricks the board of directors into coming to the lodge and, when they ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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22 April 1944 (USA)  »

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Pleasant enough poverty row programmer
26 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patsy Brent (Adrian), and Eddie Jones (Jenks) are co-owners of a bail bond business. Patsy wants to stick to the small stuff but Eddie believes they should think big and go after the bigger bond crimes. When he posts a $25,000 bail for an accused embezzler, Steve Morgan (Fowley), Patsy is livid. She insists they find Morgan, turn him over to the police and get their bond back. She accidentally meets Morgan but doesn't realize it's him. Patsy and Eddie go to the investment company Morgan supposedly embezzled from and while there, the company's president is found dead. Patsy tracks down Morgan and they then together search a hunting lodge where Morgan thinks one of the investment company board members has hidden the stolen bonds. The board members have been tricked into coming to the lodge and Morgan sets a trap to catch the thief and killer. It's all rather silly but Iris Adrian, Frank Jenks and Douglas Fowley make it a fun time killer on a rainy afternoon. All together, those three must have been in hundreds of movies. Typically, Adrian and Jenks make with the wisecracks. Fowley plays a good guy in this movie, as often as not he generally played a bad guy.


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