Private Eye Simon Lash is hired by an old flame to find her missing husband.

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Private detective Simon Lash and his assistant Eddie Slocum are hired by Joyce Bonniwell to find her missing husband Jim Bonniwell. They learn from Mr. Springer, president of the bank where Bonniwell worked, that a woman named Evelyn Price is mixed up in the case. Following up on a call from Sheriff Rucker, Joyce and Simon go to Palmdale and Joyce identifies the body of a murdered man as her husband. Simon, following up the lead of the mysterious woman, goes to Mesa, New Mexico and finds the mystery woman to be Joyce and her husband very much alive. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Racing Against Time... Chasing The Woman He Hated!


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29 September 1946 (USA)  »

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Die Komplizin (Wer ist der Mörder)  »

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Several homicides later
5 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Richard Arlen steps into Humphrey Bogart's shoes as a hardboiled private detective who gets hired by his former flame Veda Ann Borg to find her missing husband Edward Earle. Some years earlier Borg left Arlen flat at the altar as she traded upward to marry a man with money. Earle's got it all right and may have a love nest going with Marjorie Manners.

He also has a mink farm and a body with his head blown off with a shotgun is identified by Borg. The local sheriff Archie Twitchell thinks that Arlen might well be an Accomplice to Earle's murder.

Several homicides later we learn the solution. Richard Arlen's Simon Lash has a lot in common with Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade.

This PRC film has the usual cheapness associated with Poverty Row. But they have an intriguing film. And you'll love as much as I did two desert rats in Francis Ford and Earle Hodgins and the racket they've got going.


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