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Here Comes Trouble (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  15 March 1948 (USA)
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A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. The girl is murdered and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
William Tracy ...
Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday
Joe Sawyer ...
Officer Ames
Emory Parnell ...
Winfield 'Windy' Blake
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Martha Blake
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Bubbles LaRue
Paul Stanton ...
Attorney Martin Stafford
Beverly Lloyd ...
Penny Blake (as Beverly Loyd)
Patti Morgan ...
Ester Dexter
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Chief McClure (as Thomas Jackson)
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A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. The girl is murdered and the reporter, the publisher and the publisher's daughter (Beverly Loyd) all come under suspicion. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A nice post-war version of the William Tracy series
8 April 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

William Tracy played Sergeant Doubleday in a cute series of films made during both WWII and the Korean War. I especially liked TANKS A MILLION, though they were all very good for B-pictures with very modest budgets. In this case, though, the war is over and Doubleday and his annoying friend, Sergeant Ames have found domestic jobs--Doubleday as a crime reporter and Ames as a cop. The only reason Doubleday got the job is that his future father-in-law hates him and wants to either see him get beaten up or chased away by local mobsters. Ames is, quite frankly, an idiot and makes a real mess of it as a cop. Both men work together at times to try to uncover who the mob leaders are, but almost get themselves killed in the process. There is a lot of slapstick, but apart from the overlong ending, it is handled expertly and the film is quite engaging. In fact, if the end hadn't just degenerated into a way too long fight sequence, the film could have easily earned a score of 8. Likable characters, good writing and a breezy script make this a fun little film that is well worth seeing.


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