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Genius at Work (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 20 October 1946 (USA)
Two actors who star in a radio detective show find themselves pitted against a villain calling himself the Cobra, who has an affinity for torture chambers.

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Two actors who star in a radio detective show find themselves pitted against a villain calling himself the Cobra, who has an affinity for torture chambers.

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Lionel Atwill finished this film in August 1945, before starting work on the feature "House of Dracula" and the serial "Lost City of the Jungle," from which he was forced to withdraw in February 1946 due to illness. His April passing from bronchial cancer was followed six months later by this film's eventual release, more than a year since its completion. See more »

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Remake of Super-Sleuth (1937) See more »

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11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Genius at Work (1946)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Wally Brown and Alan Carney play radio show detectives who get caught up in the real murder case of a killer known as The Cobra (Lionel Atwill). The comedy duo Brown and Carney were RKO's rip of Abbott and Costello but I actually enjoyed their earlier film Zombies on Broadway. This one here isn't as good but there's some nice laughs and the supporting of Atwill really helps things. Bela Lugosi has a small, thankless role as Atwill's sidekick. The biggest highlight is seeing Lugosi playing an old man to his wife, Atwill in drag. Atwill' final film.


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