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Here Comes Trouble -- A burlesque queen is blackmailing a newspaper publisher who sends one of his reporters to talk to her. A girl is murdered and the reporter, publisher and publisher's daughter are all suspects.


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George Carleton Brown (original screenplay) &
Edward E. Seabrook (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1948 (USA) See more »
A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
William Tracy ... Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday
Joe Sawyer ... Officer Ames
Emory Parnell ... Winfield 'Windy' Blake

Betty Compson ... Martha Blake

Joan Woodbury ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Hood at Burlesque House (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Woman with Dog (uncredited)
Rod Bacon ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Bartell ... Bagsy - Burlesque Clown (uncredited)
Mimi Berry ... Ginger (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Judge J.J. Bellinger (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Society Editor (uncredited)
George Davis ... Fisherman in Court (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Pit Violinist (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Reporter with Cigars (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Spinelli, Rankin's Lawyer (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Hood at Burlesque House (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Street Extra (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Italian Suspect in Court (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... The Masher / Dancer on Stage at Climax (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Hood at Burlesque House (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Extra (uncredited)
Emmett Lynn ... Burlesque Customer (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Reporter (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Sports Editor (uncredited)
Eddie Parks ... Freddie, News Photographer (uncredited)
Stanley Prager ... Cartoonist (uncredited)
Tommy Reilly ... Barney (uncredited)
Margaret Roach ... Vera (uncredited)
Helen Servis ... Charwoman (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Sgt. Harris (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Police Reporter (uncredited)

Ben Welden ... Rankin (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Guiol 
Writing credits
George Carleton Brown (original screenplay) &
Edward E. Seabrook (original screenplay)

Produced by
Fred Guiol .... producer
Hal Roach Jr. .... executive producer
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
Cinematography by
John W. Boyle 
Film Editing by
Art Seid  (as Arthur Seid)
Art Direction by
Jerome Pycha Jr. 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens 
Makeup Department
Burris Grimwood .... makeup artist
Loretta Francel .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Lane .... assistant director
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... special photographic effects (as Roy W. Seawright)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt double (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt double: Bill Tracy (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ellis W. Carter .... camera operator (uncredited)
Edward Comfort .... grip (uncredited)
Eugene Hackley .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Black .... wardrobe
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles Morton .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Laff-Time Part 1" - USA (subtitle)
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55 min
Black and White (16 mm prints for television) (1954) | Color (Cinecolor) (original 35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1950) | USA:Approved

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The Comedy Is Criminal, 2 July 2010
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

Fresh from World War II service, doughy William Tracy (as Dorian "Dodo" Doubleday) returns to his newspaper job at "The Tribune" where he is promoted from copy boy to police reporter. Publisher Emory Parnell (as Winfield "Windy" Blake) knows Mr. Tracy isn't qualified for the dangerous position, but hopes the area's powerful mob will run him out of town, like they did the last reporter. Mr. Parnell figures this will force pretty daughter Beverly Lloyd (as Penny Blake) end her relationship with Tracy. But, with bumbling Sergeant pal Joe Sawyer (as Ames) helping, Tracy decides to tough it out.

"Here Comes Trouble" starts off with some funny bits involving Tracy, gets tedious along the way, and ends with a little excitement. Making a haphazard blackmail plot more fun than it's worth is watching leggy burlesque showgirl Joan Woodbury (as "Bubbles" La Rue). Ms. Lloyd is likewise beautiful to behold; on the evidence presented herein, she should have had a more substantial career. Former star Betty Compson is also around, in matronly role. This seems to have been an attempt at a different situation comedy for Tracy, with partner Sawyer getting the short end of the shtick. They returned to familiar territory.

**** Here Comes Trouble (3/15/48) Fred Guiol ~ William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Beverly Lloyd, Joan Woodbury

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