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The House Across the Street (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 10 September 1949 (USA)
Dave Joslin, the managing editor of a big-city newspaper, is demoted and moved to the Miss Lonely Hearts column-writing department by the newspaper's publisher, J. B. Grennell, because ... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as Russell Hughes), (story "Hi Nellie!")
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Dave Joslin, the managing editor of a big-city newspaper, is demoted and moved to the Miss Lonely Hearts column-writing department by the newspaper's publisher, J. B. Grennell, because Joslin refuses to desist in printing stories linking a gangster, Matthew Keever, to a murder. But Joslin, aided by Kit Williams, a newspaper woman with whom he is in love, investigate the murder case on their own time and, after several narrow escapes from death, finally solve it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Eines Morgens in der Hopkins-Street  »

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Sanlon, Photo Lab Man: I wanted to go home. Happiness Isn't everything. You can't buy money.
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Version of You Can't Escape Forever (1942) See more »

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A Lemon in the Garden of Love
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Music by Richard Carle
Lyrics by M.E. Rourke
Performed by the quartet at Horseshoe Harry's
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A nice little gem
18 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I do not know if this would be considered a classic, but it is a nice little film starring Wayne Morris, who by the late 1940's was not seen in too many starring roles in Hollywood. Morris gives a good performance as a newspaper man trying to expose criminal kingpin Bruce Bennett as a murderer. Good pacing, simple script with some fine witty dialogue. I saw this movie during a cold and blustery snowstorm. This is the kind of film that used to grace our late late movies. I sure could use more of this kind of entertainment on tv in the wee hours of morning instead of so many infomercials. Check this one out if it is ever on. It's worth a watch.

MM


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