An insurance company investigator goes to a small town to probe into a case of supposed suicide. The natives are not very cooperative and some turn hostile, leading to suspicion of foul play.

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An insurance company investigator goes to a small town to probe into a case of supposed suicide. The natives are not very cooperative and some turn hostile, leading to suspicion of foul play.

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Love Is Like Murder... when you're in... you're in deep!


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an insurance investigator comes up against an entire town
4 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dennis O'Keefe stars in "Cover Up," a 1949 film also starring William Bendix and Barbara Britton. O'Keefe is insurance investigator Sam Donovan, who comes to a small town during the Christmas season to investigate the suicide of a man who had a $20,000 insurance policy; if it wasn't suicide, the policy pays $40,000. So far we're not talking about any numbers that have meaning for anyone in 2014, but this was a bundle in 1949 when the average annual salary was $3900.

Everyone insists the man committed suicide, but there is no gun to be found, and a delay in getting the coroner's report, not to mention the laissez faire attitude of the sheriff (Bendix). Everyone is very vague about where their own gun is, to whom they lent it, and when. This includes Stu Weatherby (Art Baker), one of the town's most prominent citizens. Sam has met Weatherby's daughter (Britton) and fallen for her. But supposing her father committed the murder? Decent film where nothing really stands out except possibly the fresh young beauty of Barbara Britton. O'Keefe was a solid leading man and played this type of role often. It was fun to see Virginia Christine, a TV staple, and the woman who sold us Folger's Coffee for so many years. Doro Merande made the most of her part as the Weatherby housekeeper.

All in all, okay.


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