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Dr. Brenner is organizing a banquet for war refugees, when he receives a phone call from his friend Baumler, who fears someone is trying to kill him. Preoccupied with work, Dr. Brenner passes on the responsibility of meeting Baumler to his friends: Bill, the creator of a comic strip sleuth, and his wife, Jacqueline "Jack" Harrison. At the banquet that night, Baumler seemingly dies of a sudden heart-attack. Bill suspects he has been poisoned. However, Jack suspects her husband is more interested in a woman involved in the case. So while Bill follows clues, Jack follows Bill.Written by
Not 'Strange' enough...yet another knock-off of "The Thin Man", this time with juvenile humor
Allyn Joslyn is fairly insufferable playing a cartoonist who continually annoys the local police while butting into their cases; as his better half, Evelyn Keyes yips and yelps with cartoonish abandon, trying to make something light and cute out of this script. Based on Oscar Saul's story "Stalk the Hunter", four screenwriters (Saul included) manage to turn this comedic murder mystery into a flighty "Thin Man" derivative (the opening sequence typifies the rest: a cute visual followed by outright silliness). Plot has a doctor poisoned at a social gathering, with another doctor the prime suspect. As usual, the law is always three steps behind the snooping marrieds, and the one-liners alternate between amusing and ridiculous. *1/2 from ****
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