Category Archives: Crime-Mystery-Spy

Wire Service (1956-57)

Hour long drama about reporters for Trans-Global Wire Service. Dane Clark, George Brent and Mercedes McCambridge take turns starring in the show’s thirty-nine episodes. It’s a good one to check out. It should have had a longer life. January 3,1957 … Continue reading

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Harper (1966)

If you’re looking to settle in with a good crime movie then check this one out. It’s based on “The Moving Target”, Ross MacDonald’s 1949 debut of Lew Archer. One story says the last name of the character was changed … Continue reading

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Crack-Up (1936)

An aircraft company has designed a plane that could be used for transatlantic flights. Complicating things is a spy ring after plans for a new type of bomber. This is a good B movie and fans of Peter Lorre will … Continue reading

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Roxie Hart (1942)

Basis for the hit 2002 movie “Chicago.”  This is a must see comedy. Ginger Rogers is at the top of her game as accused murderess Roxie Hart. It’s 1942. Reporter Homer Howard (George Montgomery) is in a bar with a … Continue reading

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Public Eye (1965-75)

Good show starring Alfred Burke as Private Inquiry Agent Frank Marker. He investigates a lot of routine situations from evidence for divorces to missing persons. At the end of the series in 1968 Marker is sent to prison for two … Continue reading

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Whispering Ghosts (1942)

Fun with Milton Berle as a radio host that calls himself “The Man Who Lifts The Veil.” He solves old crimes. The movie is a combination of fun and mystery as he looks into the murder of a sea captain. … Continue reading

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Haunted House (1940)

Aimed straight at the teenage market that was into The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew type books.  The movie does not talk down to its target audience and that means an entertaining story. Two teens are out to prove a … Continue reading

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Murder Is My Beat (1955)

Dull movie about a cop who thinks he arrested the wrong person who was tried and convicted of murder. He sets out to prove her innocent. The script tries to out clever itself and lays an egg. Police Captain Bert … Continue reading

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The Dawn Express (1942)

Decent B movie about a gang of Nazi spies that want to get their paws on a formula that can double the power of gasoline. It can also cause an explosion large enough to bring down a building. Captain Gemmler … Continue reading

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The Man Who Never Was (1966-67)

Spy drama that should have lasted more than one season. Robert Lansing is Peter Murphy. He’s an exact double for a multi millionaire. 1966 pilot episode: Peter gets on a ferry and gets some pictures from a contact in East … Continue reading

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