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X Marks the Spot (1942)

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

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Stuart Palmer (original screenplay), Richard Murphy (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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MASTERMIND OF TERROR! (original print ad-all caps) 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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Ride like rubber
27 April 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

X Marks the Spot is a pleasant but uninteresting B movie with nice leads. However it is a predictable thriller which is notable for featuring actor Neil Hamilton who would go on to play Commissioner Gordon in the Batman tv series.

Eddie Delaney is a private eye who is about to be commissioned to the US army. He meets his dad in a cafe, a veteran police sergeant. Later on his dad is killed when he sees some suspicious people at a warehouse. The bad guys were planning to steal two trucks to sell tyres on the black market.

Eddie is persuaded by lieutenant William Decker to work with the police to find out who killed his father. However at each turn Eddie finds that potential witnesses have died before he could speak to them. Soon Eddie is wanted for murder and he needs to clear his name.

An unpretentious quickie with a twist that is easy to predict.


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