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Chick Carter, Detective (1946)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 July 1946 (USA)
Detective Chick Carter (Lyle Talbot)finds himself on his most exciting case when Sherry Martin (Julie Gibson), a singer at the Century Club, reports the robbery of the famous Blue Diamond, ... See full summary »


Derwin Abrahams


George H. Plympton (original screenplay), Harry L. Fraser (original screenplay) (as Harry Frazer)




Cast overview:
Lyle Talbot ... Chick Carter
Douglas Fowley ... Rusty Farrell
Julie Gibson ... Sherry Marvin
Pamela Blake ... Ellen Dale
Eddie Acuff ... Spud Warner
Robert Elliott ... Dan Rankin
George Meeker ... Nick Pollo
Leonard Penn ... Vasky
Charles King ... Joe Carney
Jack Ingram ... Mack
Joel Friedkin Joel Friedkin ... Jules Hoyt
Eddie Parker ... Frank Sharp


Detective Chick Carter (Lyle Talbot)finds himself on his most exciting case when Sherry Martin (Julie Gibson), a singer at the Century Club, reports the robbery of the famous Blue Diamond, owned by Joe Carney (Charles King), the owner of the nightclub. Joe planned the theft in order to pay a debt to Nick Pollo (George Meeker)with the $100,000 insurance money he would collect. Sherry double-crossed Joe by wearing an imitation one, while she threw the real one, hidden in a cotton snowball, to Nick during the floor show. But Spud Warner (Eddie Acuff), a newspaper photographer, there with newspaper reporter Rusty Farrell (Douglas Fowley, takes a snowball from her basket and Nick receives an empty one. The Blue Diamond disappears. Aided by a private investigator, Ellen Dale(Pamela Blake), Chick finds himself pitted against the criminals searching for the missing Blue Diamond. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Adapted from the "Street and Smith" character in "The Shadow Magazine" and "Shadow Comics" based on the Mutual Radio Program (original poster) See more »


Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

11 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El misterio del diamante azul See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. Chick Carter Takes Over 2. Jump to Eternity 3. Grinding Wheels 4. Chick Carter Trapped 5. Out of Control 6. Chick Carter's Quest 7. Chick Carter's Frame-up 8. Shadows in the Night 9. Run to Earth 10. Hurled into Space 12. Chick Carter Faces Death 13. Rendezvous With Death 14. Chick Carter Sets a Trap 15. Chick Carter Wins Out See more »

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One really looooooong B mystery
22 July 2007 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

The Blue Diamond is stolen from Joe Carney's Century Club. It seems Joe was to hand it over to Nick Pollo to pay off a debt, but Joe wanted it stolen on purpose so he could collect on the insurance. Nick had singer Sherry Martin toss him the diamond, while she wore an imitation during the number, but when it comes to finding the real diamond, Detective Chick Carter is at a loss since there are so many factions involved: Joe's bodyguard Mack (who is using the diamond as bait to save his neck), Pollo's henchman Lasky (who didn't stop at murder to get his hands on the stone), and Ellen Dale, a new cigarette girl at the club who has taken more than a passing interest in the diamond. For 15 chapters Chick, newspaper reporter Rusty Farrell, and photographer Spud Warner have to follow every clue, analyze every false lead, and still wonder if they have the real or fake Blue Diamond. This serial is a B mystery that was bad enough to begin with but was stretched over 15 seemingly unending chapters. Talbot is too old to play Chick, but Fowley and Acuff are the real stars here. After about chapter 7 this was getting repetitive enough, but the last couple of episodes were quite good. Terrible cliffhangers where we have cheats, the people in peril actually dying, and one where a henchman is in peril. Terrible. Rating, based on serials, 2.

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