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Secret File: Hollywood (1962)

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An ex-detective gets a job as an investigator digging up dirt on celebrities for a tabloid scandal sheet.

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Maxwell Carter (private eye)
Maralou Gray ...
Gay Shelton
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Nan Torr
Sydney Mason ...
Charles 'Hap' Grogan (as Syd Mason)
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Bill White
Selime Najjar ...
Selime (the houseboy)
William Justine
John Herman Shaner
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Martha Mason
Kathy Potter
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An ex-detective gets a job as an investigator digging up dirt on celebrities for a tabloid scandal sheet.

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Not too bad an idea but, in the final analysis, not very good
11 November 2016 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

After a bar room brawl ends in the accidental fatal shooting of a woman, a private investigator finds himself barred from doing any further business. Soon he finds himself in debt and with gangsters hovering about looking for their money, so he decides to accept a sleazy job taking incriminating photos of celebrities for a Hollywood gossip rag. Before long he comes to realise that his new work is being used as leverage for blackmail and even worse events follow.

Secret File: Hollywood does have a half-way interesting premise for a movie and one which remains pretty topical today given the public's continual obsession with gossip magazines and celebrity shenanigans. Despite the promise in the set-up, the film itself is only okay at best though. It's not terribly exciting and it sort of drags despite its short running time.


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