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Genius at Work (1946)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  20 October 1946 (USA)
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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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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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Comedy, Horror, or Horrible Comedy
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a remake of Jack Oakie's "Super Sleuth", the alleged comedy team of Wally Brown and Alan Carney play radio actors Jerry and Mike who are re-creating the crimes of a killer who calls himself "The Cobra". The Cobra's true identity is the famed criminologist, Marsh (Lionel Atwill),who kills for the fun of it. Marsh and his assistant, Stone (Bela Lugosi).attempt to kill the two saps and frame their boss and head-writer, Ellen (Anne Jefferys). Brown and Carney are simply awful and fortunately this is the last movie they would make together. Unfortunately this was also Lionel Atwill's last movie, too. Atwill is always worth watching, but Lugosi is really wasted here and the plot's so familiar you can almost hear the lines before they're spoken. The only challenge is staying awake for 61 minutes.


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