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Fashion Model (1945)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  2 March 1945 (USA)
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When a top fashion model is murdered, a stockboy is suspected of the crime. He and another model set out to clear his name and find the real killer.

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Cast overview:
Robert Lowery ...
Jimmy O'Brien
Marjorie Weaver ...
Peggy Rooney
Tim Ryan ...
O'Hara
Lorna Gray ...
Yvonne
Dorothy Christy ...
Mme. Celeste
Dewey Robinson ...
Grogan
Sally Yarnell ...
Marie Lewis
Jack Norton ...
Herbert
Harry Depp ...
Harvey Van Alyn
Nell Craig ...
Jessica Van Alyn
Edward Keane ...
Jacques Duval
John Valentine ...
Davis
Cedric Stevens ...
Jeffries, the Van Alyn butler
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When a top fashion model is murdered, a stockboy is suspected of the crime. He and another model set out to clear his name and find the real killer.

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A nice Monogram programmer
12 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Peggy Rooney (Weaver) is a model and Jimmy O'Brien a stock boy at the high fashion dress store, Celeste's. Given that it's a Monogram, we get right down to business and a murder of one of the fashion models (Gray) occurs very shortly into the film. Inspector O'Hara (Ryan) and his dumb cop sidekick Grogan (Robinson) come to investigate and O'Hara at first decides it must be Jimmy O'Brien. Although I'm a fan of dumb, likable cop characters (my favorites are Ed Gargan and Tom Kennedy), Robinson's portrayal leaves me cold – he's just not humorous. Two more murders ensue; Rooney helps O'Brien escape from the police (she disguises herself as O'Brien's grandmother – which, of course, fools Grogan). Now they are fugitives and so it goes until the real murderer is caught. The best part of the movie is towards the end when Rooney and O'Brien are in the dress shop trying to evade the police. Although their initial disguise as an elderly "Southern" couple bombs as they're dressed in 19th century costumes, this is the only really jarring part of the movie. What does work is when they pretend to be mannequins and Jack Norton plays a drunken (what else?) window dresser. Norton has a pretty lengthy part and does a wonderful job. Tim Ryan also does a good job and is always fun to watch. Lowery and Weaver make a very good team and are good with light comedy.


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