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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Peggy Rooney, Yvonne Brewster, and Marie Lewis are models at Madame Celeste's fashion house, Madame Celeste who is only the front for the business' true designer and owner, her ex-husband, Jacques Duval. There is disharmony at the fashion house, as Yvonne is trying to steal Peggy's boyfriend, Jimmy O'Brien, Madame Celeste's stock clerk and driver. This behavior is typical for Yvonne as she was the cause of Duval and Celeste's marriage breaking up. Jimmy is implicated as the culprit when Yvonne is found strangled to death, as Mac, the security guard, overheard Jimmy state that he would strangle Yvonne. In reality, Jimmy said that to Peggy in jest to appease her jealousy. Beyond all the employees at the fashion house, other people who are brought in for questioning by the police are: Mr. Davis, Yvonne's older wealthy boyfriend; and snobbish and condescending customer Jessica Van Allen and her henpecked husband Harvey Van Allen, the last two customers in the store before closing when ... Written by Huggo

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This film received its earliest documented telecast in New York City Saturday 24 July 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Los Angeles, television viewers got their first chance to see it Wednesday 21 December 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

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When Duval is in the back of the truck,supposedly murdered, he is clearly breathing as his stomach is moving. See more »

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Robert Lowery and Marjorie Weaver, under suspicion of murder, find the culprit
27 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having just watched a Monogram comedy-mystery that I found grating and unfunny (Behind the Mask), I wasn't expecting much from the 1945 Fashion Model. Boy, was I ever wrong. This is a smoothly done picture that has some genuinely funny bits that remind me of certain Bob Hope and Marx Brothers bits. You definitely want to see Lowery and Weaver playing fashion dummies in an extended sequence. The number of zingers (funny lines) is not too large, but there are some good ones. Weaver is a fast talking and good looking gal, but she never gets shrill or grating. She handles the part just right. Lowery has a good sense of comedy timing.

The mystery part of it is on the weaker side. There are three murders, and it's not too clear why they are occurring, even at the end, although we do find out who did them.

The movie is really Weaver's. Besides the dummy bit, she does a grandmother bit that is quite funny.


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