A renowned and relentless Paris detective takes his first vacation in eleven years at a small inn in the French countryside. There he meets and falls in love with the hotelier's daughter, ... See full summary »
Joseph H. Lewis
On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.
Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully ... See full summary »
A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.
Katie McDermad, who comes from a working class household, is a dedicated surgical nurse, who loves her profession but not the low pay. Her emotions often get the better of her. Jeff ... See full summary »
There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak... See full summary »
Minor search drama from MGM to give Keel non-singing role...
HOWARD KEEL was MGM's robust baritone who would still be making big
musicals for his home studio--but DESPERATE SEARCH was designed to keep
the actor busy when there were no musical assignments ready for him.
It's strictly a programmer for the bottom half of a double bill,
running only one hour and thirteen minutes.
Keel acquits himself well--strong and earnest--as the pilot who is part
of a search organized to find his two children missing in a plane
crash. His ex-wife, PATRICIA MEDINA, is on hand to stir up a little
love rivalry over his affections. JANE GREER is the current wife,
anxious that the organizers listen to her husband's idea of where to
look for the downed plane. KEENAN WYNN is Keel's pilot friend.
The children are shown stranded in the wilds of British Columbia with a
cougar lurking nearby adding danger to their already dire situation.
LEE AAKER plays the sturdy and resourceful youngster with the sister
who is hysterical most of the time--something that could have been
toned down a bit for my taste.
An interesting trifle with nice work from Keel, Greer and Medina.
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