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X Marks the Spot (1942)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 4 November 1942 (USA)
It's 1942, rubber is a valuable commodity during WW2. Eddie Delaney is a second lieutenant in the army, but also a private detective. Eddy swings into action, when his father, ... See full summary »

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Stuart Palmer (original screenplay), Richard Murphy (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Damian O'Flynn ... Eddie Delaney
Helen Parrish ... Linda Ward
Dick Purcell ... Police Lt. William 'Bill' Decker
Jack La Rue ... Marty Clark
Neil Hamilton ... John J. Underwood
Robert Homans ... Police Sgt. Timothy J. Delaney
Anne Jeffreys ... Lulu
Dick Wessel ... Henchman Dizzy
Esther Muir ... Bonnie Bascomb
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Henchman Jerry (as Joseph Kirk)
Edna Harris Edna Harris ... Billie
Fred Kelsey ... Police Officer Martin
Vince Barnett ... George
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It's 1942, rubber is a valuable commodity during WW2. Eddie Delaney is a second lieutenant in the army, but also a private detective. Eddy swings into action, when his father, police-sergeant Timothy J. Delaney, is gunned down by rubber racketeers. With the help of his brave friend and radio disc jockey Linda Ward and police-lieutenant William 'Bill' Decker, Eddy goes after the racketeers. Eddie, Linda and Bill have during their search to deal with various criminals, like Marty Clark and the unscrupulous businessman and owner of the nightclub 'The Spot', John J. Underwood. Written by Robert

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BLACK MARKET CZAR!...Exchanging human lives for blood-soaked Profit! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Grito da Morte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Miss Ward puts her left arm around Mr. Delaney to kiss him, she is wearing a wedding ring. See more »

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Fast-moving with pleasant leads and period charm
25 March 2016 | by josephnatescottSee all my reviews

If you tend to like minor B-movies of the '40s, this is definitely one to see. Male lead Damian O'Flynn as a tough private detective and female lead Helen Parrish as a younger friend of his who tries to make sure her hero doesn't get hurt both have charisma. The editing never gets slow, and the script is delightfully jam-packed with classic cliché lines of the movies and of the era, but serving a watchable story.

Neil Hamilton, eventually of the Batman TV series, is effective in one of the supporting roles. Gaspere Biondolillo plays his usual straightforward heavy. The print available on the inexpensive Alpha DVD is good.


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