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Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | | Comedy , Mystery | 16 July 1937 (USA)
An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)

Writers:

Gertrude Purcell (screen play), Ernest Pagano (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Oakie ... Willard (Bill) Martin
Ann Sothern ... Mary Strand
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Professor Herman
Alan Bruce Alan Bruce ... Larry Frank
Edgar Kennedy ... Police Lt. Garrison
Joan Woodbury ... Doris Duane
Bradley Page ... Ralph Waring
Paul Guilfoyle ... Gibbons
William Corson William Corson ... Beckett
Alec Craig ... Eddie - Doorman
Richard Lane ... Tourist Bus Driver
Willie Best ... Warts
Paul Hurst ... Motorcycle Cop
George Rosener ... Policeman
Ann Hovey ... Script Girl
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Storyline

An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El superdetectiu See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as Genius at Work (1946) See more »

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Unexpededly funny
12 April 2018 | by beachy-38431See all my reviews

I usually find movies of this era poorly written, over-acted, and the comedies not funny. This one is funny thanks to Jack Oakie. Ann Southern and the other actors did over-act, see.


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