Colonel Bentry hires private-eye Belinda Prentice to investigate his stepson and heir Bill Forestman. Bill has withdrawn large sums of money from his account, according to the Colonel, ... See full summary »

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Belinda Prentice
Mark Roberts ...
William Foresman III (as Robert Scott)
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Judith Bentry (as Adrian Booth)
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Inspector Prentice
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Iggy Broty
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Harry Shannon ...
Severance
Charles Evans ...
Jonathan Lowell
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Emmy
Russell Hicks ...
Colonel William K. Bentry
Paul E. Burns ...
Profosser Ordson
Colin Campbell ...
Dr. Richard
Edward Gargan ...
Big Mac
Mary Gordon ...
Miss Keets
Patricia Knox ...
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Colonel Bentry hires private-eye Belinda Prentice to investigate his stepson and heir Bill Forestman. Bill has withdrawn large sums of money from his account, according to the Colonel, rented an apartment in the city and stoutly refuses to explain his actions. On their way to the Bentry estate, Belinda and her assistant, Iggy Broty, stop near Bill's apartment and their attention is attracted by two suspicious-looking characters. Iggs stays to check them out while Belinda goes on to Bentry's. She is admitted by Severance, the butler, who goes to the library to announce her arrival. She hears a cry from Severance, goes to the library and finds the Butler standing over the dead body of his employer. Belinda picks up a hypodermic needle lying near the body. Inspector Prentice of Homicide, Belinda's father, arrives to take over. He questions Bill, his sister Judith Forester, Jonathan Lowell, the family lawyer...and Severance, who confesses that he is a reformed drunk AND a disbarred lawyer... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama

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8 September 1947 (USA)  »

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A Luta Contra o Crime  »

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Adele Mara and Robert Armstrong untangle a murder case
25 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Exposed" (1947) is a tight little Republic Pictures murder mystery. It has a typical ending sequence in which all the suspects are gathered in one room. In this case, the cop (Robert Armstrong) and his private eye daughter (Adele Mara) both untangle the case. During the film, the focus is on Mara as she jabbers away in looking into the murder of Russell Hicks. Bob Steele presents some thuggish opposition.

The 3 reviews on IMDb differ widely in their ratings. Once again, they are all correct and useful in focusing on different aspects of this film. It is a decent mystery. Mara does get on one's nerves and become obnoxious. The direction is rather bland. It's rather dialog heavy. It's good to see Armstrong in anything.

What I like about it includes the 40s look and the set decor. The exteriors look clean, the city streets have small businesses, and there's a variety of old model cars. Inside, the clean sets have that 40s decor that's part Art Deco and partly evolved from it. The dialog is snappy. I like that there is no buffoon cop or comic sidekick. The humor arises more from the sharp-tongued Mara. I like that the mystery's solution is not obvious. I also like the supporting cast.

Overall, the IMDb rating of 6 is about right. I give it a 5.


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