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The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 27 March 1942 (USA)
To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe) encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show, to offer a reward to anyone who can locate safe cracker Jimmy... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike Jason
... Bonnie Forbes
... Cleo Arden
... Tom Forbes / Jimmy Valentine
... Mousey
... Cheevers Snow
... Cyrus Ballard
... Mickey Forbes
Joe Cunningham ... Charles Stanton
... Dan Kady
... Pinky
... Maxwell B. Titus
... Marlene Titus (as Patsy Lee Parsons)
... Letitia Hinkle
... Warden Carl Jones
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To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe) encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show, to offer a reward to anyone who can locate safe cracker Jimmy Valentine, who is reportedly retired. Jason and co worker Cleo Arden, not Eve, ( played by Gloria Dickson) lead the hunt . which takes them to a small and previously quiet town. There is little tough guy Mousey (George Stone, who else ?), who becomes over zealous over the possibility of winning the reward. There is Bonnie (Ruth Terry), Mike's teen girlfriend , who adds further mayhem. The original film was cut to 54 minutes due to its' B movie billing and later television. At times. scenes may seem unconnected, for that reason. Written by efffee@aol.com

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In order to fit it into a one hour format (minus commercials) TV programmers slashed out the first two reels. The resultant film (retitled "Unforgotten Crime") was incomprehensible. See more »

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Remake of The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) See more »

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Probably a lot better before the film got hacked to pieces...
30 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

My review is for the shortened version of this film. Apparently, to fit the movie into a TV time slot, some bozo decided to simply drop two of the reels entirely...none the supposedly wiser! Well, this made the film a bit confusing and I STRONGLY recommend you try to find the full film!

Dennis O'Keefe plays radio personality Mike Jason. As a publicity stunt, he decides to offer a reward to anyone who can uncover where Jimmy Valentine is currently. It seems that long, long ago, Valentine was a master criminal and after his release from prison, he's simply dropped off the face of the Earth. His trail leads to a small town where a lot of folks would just as soon have him drop the matter. But when someone is murdered, Mike realizes that Valentine and his old associates MIGHT be to blame!

This is a very good film...at least what I saw of it. In fact, the ending was terrific and I would expect the film would earn a 7 or even 8 if the beginning wasn't a complete mess. Of course, you cannot blame the filmmakers...it's not their fault some idiots later hacked the film apart. Still worth seeing...but it does make me wish I knew where the other version can be seen--it's about 20 minutes longer.


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