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 »
Early one morning in a New York City park, a passerby walking his dog discovers who ends up being a Jane Doe shot dead in the front passenger seat of a parked car. Homicide Chief Captain ... See full summary »
Failed singer Marian Washburn confesses she shot her friend, successful singer Susan Caldwell, but her manager Luke Jordan and Detective Fowler doubt her story and cannot establish a reasonable motive.
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Both the insurance investigator and the sheriff assume that the recovered 9 mm Luger bullet had been fired by a German Luger pistol. In fact, there were several pistols in the 1940s that fired the 9 mm Luger cartridge, among them the Luger pistol, the Browning Hi-Power, and the Walther P-38. Even a ballistics expert couldn't determine the make and model of a pistol by merely glancing at a spent bullet with the naked eye. See more »
Isurance investigator Sam Donovan (Dennis O'Keefe) arrives in a small town to look into an apparent suicide. Almost immediately he begins to suspect something's not quite right here, getting no hope from the police, the absence of the gun, and no coroner's report, the evidence points to foul play, but can Sam get to the bottom of it?
Neither bad nor especially good, Cover Up is the sort of Saturday afternoon picture that TV schedulers put on as a precursor to the main event. Very nice and intriguing mystery (backed up by a cool denouement) and characters nicely played by a capable bunch of pros. O'Keefe is fine and plays out nicely as a sort of Insurance Mackintosh Sam Spade, William Bendix is underused but adds a touch of credibility to proceedings, while Barbara Britton is the shining light of the film with a very watchable performance. Clocking in at just 82 minutes, Cover Up does just enough to have made it worth your relatively short viewing time. And it's set at Christmas as well! 5/10
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