Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are ... See full summary »
When Lorelei Kilbourne leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody, to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover.Written by
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"Big Town After Dark" is a decent B-movie from tiny Pine-Thomas, a company known for its mediocre and sub-par Bs. Fortunately, this is one of the better films they made.
Steve (Phillip Reed) is the managing editor of a newspaper. His day is looking pretty glum when his star reporter, Lorelei (Hillary Brooke) announces she's quitting to become a literary writer. He's desperate to keep her there...but he has another problem to deal with...his boss wants him to hire the niece...and she has no experience at a newspaper. Then Steve gets an idea....use the boss' niece to try to keep Lorelei with the paper. Little did he know that this would NOT be a particularly good idea!
This film has a lot of noir elements--the nasty bossman who runs the town and a local gambling den, folks getting the snot knocked out of them and murder! Well worth seeing and an interesting story once it got going.
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