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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 ...
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Blake (as Frank McGlynn)
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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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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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Crime Should Be So Nice
12 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those silly 1940's mysteries with an aggressive female reporter and her half-wit cameraman, trying to get a really big "scoop." They go to the laboratory of a scientist who has invented a device for listening in on people, no matter where they are. There are a couple murders and bodies disappearing. The huffy police detective who is constantly being called to investigate things that change before he arrives. He grunts and snarls. He won't admit it, but he really likes Patsy, the reporter. There are many pratfalls, one, where the butler barely touches the cameraman and he goes flying through the living room, landing in an easy chair. It adds slapstick, which, in this case, is a distraction. The invention is taken for granted and used in the solution of the crime. It implies that there are such devices. To this day, we have nothing like this. The byplay between the two principles is pretty funny. There are some good character actors, doing slow burns, sneaking up on people, sounding very sombre. I'm a sucker for these old movies and did get a kick out of this one.


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