Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

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Private investigator Bradford Galt has moved to New York from San Fransisco after serving a jail term on account of his lawyer partner Tony Jardine. When he finds someone is tailing - and possibly trying to kill him, Galt believes Jardine is behind it. As he finds there is rather more to it, he is increasingly glad to have his attractive new secretary Kathleen around, for several reason. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Save your lipstick, girls, he plays for keeps.

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This film with many acclaimed actors could be considered a Who's Who of 1950's TV. Included are Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy (1951) ), William Bendix (The Life of Riley (1953)), Reed Hadley (Racket Squad (1950) and Public Defender (1954) ), Mark Stevens (Big Town (1950) ) and Cathy Downs (Ann Howe of The Joe Palooka Story (1954) ). See more »

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Early in film where Kathleen is seen looking out of the back window of the taxi, she is clearly wearing a ring on her left hand. In all other scenes, like when dancing at the nightclub with Bradford, she is not wearing any ring on the left hand. However, throughout the film, she consistently is wearing a ring on her right hand little finger. See more »

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Bradford Galt: You know, I think I'll fire you and get me a Tahitian secretary.
Kathleen Stewart: You won't like them; those grass skirts are a fire hazard.
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References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

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Little Coquette
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Music by Carmen Lombardo and Johnny Green
Played by Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra at the High Hat Club
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Improves on acquaintance
5 September 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Worth watching several times. Great b/w photography and the music is always playing on a radio or being plonked out by a child learning the piano--I mean the characters aren't followed around by an invisible orchestra. Love the office under the elevated railway. Some good lines too. As Galt's coffee cup falls from his trembling fingers he says something like 'I'm a tower of strength with nerves of steel!' xxxxxxxxx


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