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Insurance Investigator (1951)

When a businessman who has had a double indemnity policy taken out on him dies mysteriously, his insurance company sends an undercover investigator to town to determine exactly what happened.



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Cast overview:
Tom Davison
Nancy Sullivan
John Hammond
Addie Wilson
Chuck Malone
Russell James
Duke Wallace
Wilson Wood ...
Jimmy Marshall
1st Hood
2nd Hood
Crane Whitley ...
Chief Meyers
Ruth Lee ...
Miss Pringle
Hat Check Girl
M'liss McClure ...
Cigarette Girl
Maurice Samuels ...


John Hammond's partner, George Sullivan, dies in an apparently accidental death, with Hammond the beneficiary of his double-indemnity insurance policy. Since this is the fourth double-indemnity death in the Sam Marlo, California vicinity in recent months, the company assigns investigator Tom Davison to the case. The partner's daughter, Nancy Sullivan, cooperates with Davison in the investigation, and Davison joins Hammond's business as a salesman. Davison is closing in on the gang, led by Chuck Malone, when the gamblers behind the racket kill Hammond, making it appear as a suicide to protect themselves. Davison gets conclusive evidence against the gang when they kill another man for his insurance, but the mob kidnaps Davison. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

23 March 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agente de Seguros  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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taut, effective Republic murder mystery with fine cast
21 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

After two business partners take out double indemnity life insurance policies on each other, one of them dies in a questionable "accident." Ace insurance investigator Richard Denning, posing as a real estate agent, comes to town to find the truth. This 1951 programmer has all the good qualities of a Republic picture-- first rate supporting cast (Reed Hadley, Hillary Brooke, Roy Barcroft), exciting pacing and editing, an efficient and fast-moving script. Richard Denning (best known to younger audiences for his sci-fi films and for his appearances on HAWAII FIVE-0)has just the right combination of sauveness and toughness needed for this type of role. There are enough plot twists and mounting danger to keep everything moving at a fast pace, and overall the film is recommended to fans of 40s/50s B crime films.

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