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Three Blondes in His Life (1961)

An insurance investigator goes to Los Angeles to investigate the disappearance of a colleague.

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Duke Wallace
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Helen Fortner
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Ed Kelly
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Lois Collins
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Charlie Walsh
Valerie Porter ...
Martha Carr
Brian O'Hara ...
Lewis - the Butler
Darlene Hendricks ...
Betty - Kelly's Secretary
Charles G. Neidel Sr. ...
Richard Rogers
Gil Frye ...
Hank - Investigator (as Gilbert Frye)
Robert Carson ...
Henry Carr
Dwight Marfield ...
Sheriff
Jewell Lain ...
Mary - Rogers' Secretary
Phil Arnold ...
Police Detective
Suzi Carnell ...
Carr's Secretary
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An insurance investigator goes to Los Angeles to investigate the disappearance of a colleague.

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one for the money...two for the show...three was ready! See more »

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Helen Fortner: Do I know you?
Duke Wallace: No, but you're going to.
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Frantic in a Panic over You
Written by Guelda Williams
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1961 Cool
8 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I sometimes refer to the 60's as a forgotten decade movie-wise and here is another good example you won't have heard of, with stars that may not be familiar. It is a straightforward, strictly private eye genre film that PI genre fans will enjoy.

Jock Mahoney was an old-style cool hunk. Check him out ladies, he was very tall with former-movie-Tarzan/stuntman/athlete-fit good looks. Does his own stunts here including being kicked head first down a flight of stairs which he handles with effortless athleticism. Not an actor's actor who "emoted" but the kind of cool dude that wears well for 2 hours and sauntered through Hollywood in those days.

Jesse White gives a clinic on how to be a character actor and works well with Mahoney. Anthony Dexter is perfect as the oily, sleazy gigolo bartender type that populated TV and movies of the era.

Former Miss Denmark Greta Thyssen effectively steams up the screen bombshell/Jayne Mansfield style. She was also a competent actress (see a Perry Mason episode she did) and possibly could have been more of a star under different circumstances.

Despite its lightweight nature this film has some unique little touches such as a glam babe playing piano in the restaurant (I mean really playing it, not fake). You will also note the endless parade of Buicks (why? deal with General Motors?). These Buicks are dinosaurs now but were considered flashy and swank back then.

Catch this film to view an era of Los Angeles and film making that is gone forever and should be remembered, back when a large chunk of the movie business was lightweight and made for entertainment.


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