A wealthy young widow begins to date a suave European man. A mutual friend tells her that the European has trouble clearing his fortune with customs, so he needs a certain amount of money. ...
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A wealthy young widow begins to date a suave European man. A mutual friend tells her that the European has trouble clearing his fortune with customs, so he needs a certain amount of money. She makes a large loan to the European man, keeping his valuable stamp collection as collateral. Eventually, the European and his collaborators disappear, leaving the young widow to discover that her boyfriend was a fraud, and the stamp collection is almost worthless. Written by
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The copy of "The Case Of The Matchmaker" floating around on public domain releases contains the wrong end credits. The credits are actually for "Romance Unlimited", although they feature a different background (cigarette packs instead of a filing cabinet). If the correct credits are ever found, they should include the characters Larry Coswick (stamp shop owner), Mrs. May Norton, Harry Johnson, and Norman West, amongst others. These are the characters that appeared in "The Case Of The Matchmaker". Any credits listing characters named Chuck Martin, Karen Spencer, Grace Kellogg, Janitor Dorset, Tex, and others are for "Romance Unlimited". See more »
A swindle centering on stamp collecting sounds tame. Indeed, there's no action and we know a swindle has occurred from the outset when May finds out her expensive investment in stamps is worth little. Still, it's an involving half-hour, thanks mainly to Joy Page's nicely shaded portrait of an unmarried 30-year old. She invites sympathy without overdoing it. At the same time, actor Bekassy's smooth talking continental low-keys it as well. From the outset, we know he's a cad but he remains charming whatever his motives. All in all, it's an elaborate scheme involving several confederates, while Capt. Braddock only briefly appears in a sudden and questionably brief wind-up. Nothing special here, but the entry does have a very nice turn from actress Page.
(In passing-- My DVD includes commercials of the time. Seeing the benefits of Phillip Morris cigarettes extolled was old hat in those days, 1952, but now seems weird, to say the least)
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