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There Goes Kelly (1945)

Two young men working as pages at a radio station try to get an audition for a girl they know who wants to be a singer. When the station's star singer is murdered, they decide to solve the crime themselves.

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(as Phil Karlstein)

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Jimmy Kelly
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Anne Mason
Sidney Miller ...
Sammy Cohn
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Police Lt. Marty Phillips
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Detective Delaney
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Rita Wilson aka Gladys Wharton
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Bob Farrell
Harry Depp ...
J. B. Hastings
George Eldredge ...
John Quigley
Edward Emerson ...
Martin
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Stella - Switchboard Operator
Jon Gilbreath ...
Tex Barton (as John Gilbreath)
Pat Gleason ...
Pringle
Donald Kerr ...
Bowers (as Don Kerr)
Charles Jordan ...
Wallis
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Two young men working as pages at a radio station try to get an audition for a girl they know who wants to be a singer. When the station's star singer is murdered, they decide to solve the crime themselves.

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Mystery | Comedy

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16 February 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in New York City Sunday 6 June 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Follows Here Comes Kelly (1943) See more »

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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
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Karlson's direction gives this movie snap and drive
28 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again I take up the cudgels (metaphorically speaking) to defend a genuinely charming and amusing Monogram film from the slighting barbs of other commentators. Only nominally a sequel to "Here Comes Kelly" of two years earlier — the leads are different and Sidney Miller as Kelly's Jewish sidekick is the only actor who's in both — "There Goes Kelly" is actually funnier, thanks largely to Phil Karlson's direction (under his original last name, Karlstein). Though Jackie Moran and Wanda McKay are nowhere near as interesting actors as the leads in the earlier film, Eddie Quillan and the marvelous Joan Woodbury, Karlson's direction makes this appealing combination of semi-musical and whodunit come alive; this film is only four minutes shorter than "Here Comes Kelly" but seems to move much faster because of the greater energy from the director. One demerit is Wanda McKay's clear discomfort with trying to match her lip movements to a pre-recorded voice (almost certainly a double — in fact, it seemed to me as if always cost-conscious Monogram used the SAME voice double for McKay and Jan Wiley) — she never makes it believable that she's a great singer the way the script tells us she is — but that's a minor glitch in a minor "B" gem.


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