A young female reporter, tired of the lightweight women's stories her editor keeps assigning her, pesters him to give her an assignment with more substance. When an artist's rich wife is ...
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A young female reporter, tired of the lightweight women's stories her editor keeps assigning her, pesters him to give her an assignment with more substance. When an artist's rich wife is murdered, the pair try to help a detective--who doesn't want their help at all--solve the case. Written by
I voted this 1954 "B" film a user rating of 5/10 - just about
average.The leading parts were very small fry actors in the film
business (producer budget constraints) but were adequate.Eddie Byrne as
the police inspector was probably the best known character actor and
had a joint leading role.I also recognised the actor who played the
newspaper's crime reporter who played the English master in the 1951
comedy film "The Happiest Days of your Life".In the latter film (like
"Stolen Assignment") he has a romantic liaison with his female opposite
number (Bernadette O'Farrell) in the girls school (headmistress
Margaret Rutherford) which the Ministry of Education have stupidly
assigned to the same location & school as the boys public school whose
head is Alastair Sim.
In "Stolen Assignment" Hy Hazel plays the female reporter wishing to
better herself by reporting on meatier subjects than the frivolous
female subjects to which the editor of her paper keeps assigning
her.One character actor who caught my eye was Raymond Rollet who played
a police sergeant.In the 1950s on BBC TV Children's Hour Raymond played
a character called "Mr Sly" and a church deacon in "Gone to Earth"
(1949).Eddie Byrne is assisted by the newspaper duo in solving the case
of the murdered artist's affluent wife who had kept the artist when she
was alive.The question is can they come up with the hard evidence the
police require to enable them to make an arrest rather than mere
This was the sort of "B" picture you saw in British cinemas in the
1950s before the big feature you had gone primarily to see.
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