John Rhodes (Gene Lockhart)hires private detective D. L. Trees (Jerome Cowan)to track down a talking blackbird owned by Fred Molner, who uses the bird as a means of blackmailing Rhodes. Molner has taught the bird to repeat "Don't kill me, Rhodes" in the event he is murdered by a member of a gambling syndicate he has defrauded. Going to Molner's apartment, Trees finds him murdered and his bodyguard, Ray Hickey (John Harmon), unconscious. Clues lead Trees to Mona Vance (Faye Emerson, Molner's girlfriend, who is involved with Mark Harper (Robert Kent, presumably her lawyer.
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Love in her eyes but BLACKMAIL IN HER HEART! (original print ad)
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Wednesday 28 November 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Portland OR Sunday 24 March 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), in Phoenix Wednesday 22 May 1957 on KOOL (Channel 10), in Philadelphia Saturday 29 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Chicago Sunday 14 July 1957 on WGN (Channel 9), and in Honolulu Monday 29 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13). See more
Now be quiet, I'm listening to the radio.
You, listening to jive? You don't even know what a hep cat is.
Sure I do. It's a cat that heps.
Spoofs The Maltese Falcon