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The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)

Janet Spencer (Linda Stirling) has a blow-out and walks into the Armstrong Chemical Company to ask John Armstrong (Tristram Coffin for help, thus arousing the jealousy of Armstrong's wife, ... See full summary »

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Janet Spencer (Linda Stirling) has a blow-out and walks into the Armstrong Chemical Company to ask John Armstrong (Tristram Coffin for help, thus arousing the jealousy of Armstrong's wife, Rita (Barbara Woodell. Her own car now missing, Janet drives away in Rita's car, and almost collides with a second car. When she stops she is accused of hitting and killing a man---Ralph Doane, Armstrong's senior partner. Two me offer to take Doane's body to a hospital. Janet meets Steve Morgan (William Henry), a private detective who offers to help her. Steve goes to Sam Priestly (Kenne Duncan), the insurance man for the Doane-Armstrong company. He informs Steve the money has already been pair to Armstrong and throws him out. He visits Rita, who offers him cash if he can find her husband;s girl friend, and he trails Armstrong to the apartment of Lola Carson (Virginia Christine)and later learns that Rita has been arrested for the murder of her husband. At night, Steve and Janet drive to the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mr. Valentine was a GENTLEMAN KILLER! (original print ad) See more »


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3 September 1946 (USA)  »

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Chantagista Misterioso  »

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31 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Linda Sterling (Janet) seems to be caught up in a big, complicated mess that involves murder, blackmail, adultery and theft and we see it all in the first 10 minutes or so. William Henry (Steve) is the private investigator who helps to solve the case and keeps her protected. He gets involved with various characters but you need to pay attention as no time is wasted in this fast-paced offering.

The acting is good although we get a few lame comedy attempts, eg, Linda Sterling pretending to be a secretary and wearing big glasses that means that she can't see properly. Yes....very funny. Actually, Linda Sterling is quite funny on another occasion, albeit unintentional. When William Henry is taking a beating and fighting for his life in the same room as Linda Sterling, she phones the police and does absolutely NOTHING to help him. And then, when the bad guy runs off, she shouts at Henry to get after him. WHAT? Get after him yourself, you silly bitch. Like I said, it is actually quite funny.

This film is a fun way to spend an hour but make sure you pay attention or you will lose the plot. And I doubt you'll guess who is behind it all.


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