Broadway gambler "Gloves" Donahue (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton (Kaaren Verne) leaving the bakery. When her boss Marty Callahan's (Barton MacLane's) partner Joe Denning (Edward Brophy) is murdered, Leda and her accompanist Pepi (Peter Lorre) disappear. It turns out that beneath all of the mystery is a gang of Nazi operatives planning to blow up a battleship in New York harbor.Written by
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Not the typical Bogie film, but still with the typical Bogie... cracking wise and being a tough guy that is slower to catch on that usual. This is more of a romp with plenty of fun thrown in, almost akin to a Bob Hope style Ghost Busters or even a Bowery Boys serial. William Demarest plays a good supporting role for those of us that only remember him from "My Three Sons" replacement to Bill Frawley.
If you are a fan of the 30's and 40's style vernacular, you will enjoy this film more than most from the period as the lingo is fast and furious and many terms familiar with some new ones in there as well. Light humor, CORNY... but get a bucket of corn of your own to fight back with... and hiss the villain... Gee, I wonder if Bogie will come through in the end and get the pretty girl?!!?
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