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Rogues' Gallery (1944)

Reporter Patsy Reynolds (Robin Raymond) and photographer Eddie Porter (Frank Jenks)are assigned to interview John Foster (Davison Clark), head of the Emmerson Foundadtion regarding a ... See full summary »

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Davison Clark ...
John Foster
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Police Lt. Daniel O'Day (as Bob Homans)
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Blake (as Frank McGlynn)
Pat Gleason ...
Red
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Gentry - City Editor
Earle S. Dewey ...
Eddie Griffith (as Earl Dewey)
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Wheeler
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Mr. Joyce (as Gene Stutenroth)
George Kirby ...
Duckworth - Butler
Norval Mitchell ...
Joe Seawell
John Valentine ...
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Reporter Patsy Reynolds (Robin Raymond) and photographer Eddie Porter (Frank Jenks)are assigned to interview John Foster (Davison Clark), head of the Emmerson Foundadtion regarding a listening device the organization is working on. Foster evades them and they to the lab to see Professor Reynolds (H. B. Warner), the real inventor. Soon, they are involved in several shootings, blueprints that change hands several times, a corpse in their car that appears and disappears a few times, the loss of their jobs and several people who either think they are killers or candidates for being killed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'LL THRILL YOU! IT'LL CHILL YOU!...AND PRACTICALLY KILL YOU WITH LAUGHTER! See more »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Washington DC Wednesday 24 September 1947 on WTTG (Channel 5), in New York City Thursday 27 January 1949 on Film Theater of the Air on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Saturday 23 April 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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Police Lieutenant Daniel O'Day: Look sister just because a man seems cold to the touch isn't proof that he's dead.
Patsy Clark: Listen Danny, when I touch a man and he stays cold then I know he's dead.
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Here we go again
8 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

A pair of hotshot reporters (Jenks and Raymond) are sent to uncover the story of a daring new sound amplification invention when they inadvertently become embroiled in the murders and apparent attempted murders of the invention's consortium members, and turn super sleuths to solve the crimes.

Typical light comedy cum mystery B-movie co-stars H.B. Warner as the invention's mild-mannered creator, Jenks as the shrewd photographer and raven-maned Raymond as the bolshy, fast-talking intrepid newswoman willing to resort to extortion to uncover the truth. Raymond's feisty, self-assured prima donna is perhaps superior to the film's weak plot and drab dialogue, though her chirpy, nasal accent and frequent wise-cracking put-downs could be perceived as somewhat irritating if you're not in the right mood to receive. Edward Keane has a supporting role as the duo's editor, a role suited to his no-nonsense, authoritative demeanour.

A little slapstick, a few corny one-liners, synchronised catchphrases ("here we go again") and the usual shady characters fill out a compact 57 minute plot, but apart from Warner's relaxed professionalism (in a rather minor supporting role) complemented by Raymond's energy, there's not a whole lot to recommend.


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