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The Amazing Mr. Nordill (1947)

 -  Short  -  30 August 1947 (USA)
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Everett Nordill was a seemingly honest family man who doted on his wife and children. But in getting his children to perfect copying the signatures of others,... See full summary »

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In the mid-nineteenth century, Everett Nordill was a seemingly honest family man who doted on his wife and children. But in getting his children to perfect copying the signatures of others, Nordill was able to produce better than perfect counterfeit money. After the government's criminologists failed to track down the counterfeiter, they called in a curious detective with the code name Operative 10. Operative 10 quickly discovered that a man named Everton, which was only an alias for Nordill, was the counterfeiter. But Operative 10 had to wait for Nordill to slip up, as Nordill never passed on the counterfeit money himself. Operative 10 was counting on Nordill's work to be just a little too perfect for that slip up to occur. Written by Huggo

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30 August 1947 (USA)  »

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John Nesbitt's Passing Parade: The Amazing Mr. Nordill  »

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Although Nordill was supposedly a real criminal, no information on him or his exploits exists on the Internet other than as relates to this short film. See more »

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Follows Strange Testament (1941) See more »

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Leon Ames (As Usual) Is Charming
8 October 2004 | by (Minneapolis, Mn) – See all my reviews

Just caught this short on TCM, and found it to be quite a charming tale of a family of counterfeiters. Based on a true story, the short is dramatically photographed, swiftly plotted, and uses the pleasant talents of Leon Ames (who effectively and amusingly played Judy Garland's irascible yet loving father in Meet Me In St. Louis). The scene in which the entire family (including the youngsters) is engaged in learning to produce fake bills is quite interesting, and there are several other elements in this short film (including the "Yawning Detective," and the manner in which Mr. Nordill eventually slips up) which add up to a nice way to spend a very short period of time. Superior of its type, I think.


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