Category Archives: Crime-Mystery-Spy

Dangerous Lady (1941)

Flat attempt to bring a Nick and Nora Charles feel to a comedy mystery. No booze or Asta and not even a decent script. June Storey is fun to watch but can’t save this pale imitation. Duke Martindel (Neil Hamilton) … Continue reading

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Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942)

Ellery gets involved in a case about smuggled diamonds and Nazi agents. His secretary Nikki gets into the act and into trouble. Ellery’s Dad the Inspector is frustrated with all of them. This is an okay movie. Spots of comedy … Continue reading

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Hitler-Dead Or Alive (1942)

One for the so bad it’s good file. A man offers a million dollars to whoever can kill Hitler. Three gangsters take him up on it. A new plane takes off flown by Johnny Stevens. Two reporters are checking it … Continue reading

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Dial 999 (1958-59)

Robert Beatty stars as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a Canadian assigned to Scotland Yard. The show isn’t anything special and it’s no surprise it only lasted one season. From 1959: “50,000 Hands” w/William “Dr.Who” Hartnell – Jeff Richards (William Hartnell) … Continue reading

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Charlie Chan At Treasure Island (1939)

One of the most entertaining of the Toler Chan series as Charlie gets mixed up in murder, magic and a phony psychic. Victor Sen Yung is along as number two son Jimmy. Cesar Romero is fun as a magician. Charlie … Continue reading

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What Becomes Of The Children? (1936)

With parents like this no wonder the kids grew up to be murder suspects. It has its moments but not enough to give it cult status. Brother and sister Fred and Marion Worthington just want attention from their parents like … Continue reading

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The Man Called X (1956-57)

Good series with Barry Sullivan as Ken Thurston, a U.S. intelligence agent posing as a photographer. He travels the world taking care of the bad guys. Februray 17,1956 episode: “Assassination” w/Richard Loo and Sammee Tong – Thurston is sent to … Continue reading

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