Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Alexander Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters ... See full summary »
To share expenses, unemployed Alabama moves in with also unemployed Bill and Toodles. Bill is hired by a gangster's mistress and ultimately becomes the gangster's bodyguard. Alabama ... See full summary »
Alfred E. Green
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help ... See full summary »
When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.
Reporter Curt Devlin loves sob sister Ellen Garfield but believes women are "bum newspapermen". When she learns the identity of a murdered arsonist, he calls it luck. When she goes after the murderer he gets enough evidence to have Maitland Coulter arrested. She finds a bunch of "not guilty" ballots and publishes the wrong story; he eavesdrops on the jury and gets the correct verdict. After being fired she gets a confession from the real killer and gets Coulter released.Written by
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When Ellen is in the District Attorney's office, she props up her left arm on to the top left side corner of a file cabinet and then buries her face into her elbow. But on the following shots her left arm changes position several times; from the left side corner to the right side corner of the cabinet and then back to the left side corner again. See more »
[Devlin demands to see a possible witness]
She died seven months ago.
Ah, the perfect alibi.
We don't want to see her then.
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Bette Davis and George Brent are sort of engaged. They are also reporters on competing newspapers who keep swiping each others' stories in this fast-paced Warner Brothers movie, with the full stock company on display, in this engaging effort.
Warner Brothers worked these two actors hard in 1935. Brent made seven movies in 1935, Miss Davis five. Director Michael Curtiz also worked the script hard. He seems to pack two hours of dialogue into 82 minutes, mostly by having the actors start talking the instant the previous speaker has finished. There's tremendous chemistry between the two leads; they worked together in eleven movies. It's that chemistry that carries the movie, given a standard script; RKO seems to have made essentially the same movie twenty times to less effect.
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