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A newspaper publisher (Emory Parnell) is being blackmailed by a burlesque queen (Joan Woodbury), and he sends one of his reporters (William Tracy) to talk to her. The girl is murdered and the reporter, the publisher and the publisher's daughter (Beverly Loyd) all come under suspicion.Written by
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This film is actually one of the "Sgt. Doubleday" series that was popular in the 1940's. In this one, both Doubleday and Ames are civilians. Tracy is a reporter, and Sawyer is a police officer. They are more of a team in this film than they were in the Army comedies, even though their characters are the same.
This was one of the "Hal Roach Streamliner" comedies, and at a shorter than full length running time, it moves quickly from one situation to another. Fast paced and fun, these films deserve to be seen again. William Tracy was a very funny comedian, and Joe Sawyer was a perfect comical nemesis.
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