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A Dangerous Game (1941)

Detectives Dick Williams and Andy McAllister find themselves trying to solve several crimes at an isolated mentally-ill hospital, where the patients range from slightly daffy to criminally ... See full summary »

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John Rawlins

Writers:

Larry Rhine (original story), Ben Chapman (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Arlen ... Dick Williams
Andy Devine ... Andy McAllister
Jean Brooks ... Anne Bennett (as Jeanne Kelly)
Edward Brophy ... Bugsy (misspelled Bugs in on-screen credits)
Marc Lawrence ... Joe
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Dr. Fleming (as Robert O. Davis)
Richard Carle ... Agatha - alias Mooseface Hogarty
Andrew Tombes ... Silas Biggsby (as Andrew Toombes)
Tom Dugan ... Clem
Vince Barnett ... Ephriam
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Hubbard
Richard Kean Richard Kean ... Mr. Whipple
Irving Mitchell Irving Mitchell ... Dr. Robin
George Pembroke George Pembroke ... Olaf Anderson
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Storyline

Detectives Dick Williams and Andy McAllister find themselves trying to solve several crimes at an isolated mentally-ill hospital, where the patients range from slightly daffy to criminally insane, and they don't know which is which. A gang is out to steal a fortune inherited by one of the patients and, before Dick and Andy solve the case, several patients are transferred to the cemetery. And 'tiddlie-winks" are indeed involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Killed Doc Robin? See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

Quotes

Bugsy: [to Andy] Y'know, you ain't a bad guy - if you wasn't batty.
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A Comedy At The Looney Bin
18 June 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When a doctor is killed at a mental hospital, detective Richard Arlen shows up to investigate the murder. At the same time, two sets of crooks descend on the facility to try to rob and swindle patient Andrew Toombes out of the quarter of a million dollars of cash he has.

It's one of those forced, frantic comedies that showed up fairly often, with several well-known comics of the era: Andy Devine, Edward Brophy, Tom Dugan, and Vince Barnett. Yet of all of them, the funniest performance is given by Marc Lawrence: not, alas, that the competition is so very difficult. Still, he distinguishes himself when he tries to torture Devine with a banana.

This not particularly funny comedy was one the movies included in Universal's 1957 Shock Theater package. I suppose they had to add in some odd ones to come up to 52 entries for those midnight TV movies.


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