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Strange Affair (1944)

 |  Mystery  |  5 October 1944 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Allyn Joslyn ...
Bill Harrison
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Jacqueline 'Jack' Harrison
Marguerite Chapman ...
Marie Dumont Baumler
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Lt. Washburn
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Frieda Brenner
Hugo Haas ...
Domino / Constantine
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Laundry Truck Driver
Frank Jenks ...
Sgt. Erwin
Erwin Kalser ...
Dr. Brenner
Tonio Selwart ...
Leslie Carlson
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Rudolph Kruger
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Although this was not a official sequel, Allyn Joslyn and Evelyn Keyes had played similar characters in "Dangerous Blondes" the previous year. See more »

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Pistol Packin' Mama
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Written by Al Dexter
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Not 'Strange' enough...yet another knock-off of "The Thin Man", this time with juvenile humor
24 May 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Allyn Joslyn is fairly insufferable playing a cartoonist who continually annoys the local police while butting into their cases; as his better half, Evelyn Keyes yips and yelps with cartoonish abandon, trying to make something light and cute out of this script. Based on Oscar Saul's story "Stalk the Hunter", four screenwriters (Saul included) manage to turn this comedic murder mystery into a flighty "Thin Man" derivative (the opening sequence typifies the rest: a cute visual followed by outright silliness). Plot has a doctor poisoned at a social gathering, with another doctor the prime suspect. As usual, the law is always three steps behind the snooping marrieds, and the one-liners alternate between amusing and ridiculous. *1/2 from ****


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