Private Detective (1939)

A custody battle is raging between Millard Lannon (John Eldredge) and his ex-wife Mona (Gloria Dickson). In attempt to discredit his ex-wife, Millard has called upon the Nation-Wide Detective Agency. Agency head Simmy Sanger (Selmar Jackson) tells top detective Myrna “Jinx” Winslow (Jane Wyman) that she must testify against Mona. Firm in her belief that Mr. Lannon only wants custody in order to have access … Continue reading Private Detective (1939)

The Gay Falcon (1941)

Gay Lawrence (George Sanders) is a gentleman sleuth, known by the nickname of “The Falcon.” He’s popular with the ladies but has supposedly given his heart to one: Elinor Benford (Anne Hunter), his fiancée. Elinor wants Gay to give up his clue-hunting crime work for a more respectable job, so he and his right-hand man Goldy (Allen Jenkins) open up a brokerage office. He’s giving … Continue reading The Gay Falcon (1941)

Mill Creek Musings: Midnight Warning (1932)

Three young people check into a luxurious hotel: two men and a woman. One of the young men is the woman’s brother, the other is her significant other. Soon after, the brother goes missing… and no one admits to ever having seen him, much less knowing where he is now. Meanwhile, Detective Cornish is visiting his friend Dr. Walcott at the same hotel. Walcott found … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Midnight Warning (1932)

Mill Creek Musings: The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. The Mystery of Mr. Wong marks my sixth viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. Brendan Edwards (Morgan Wallace) is a wealthy (and kind of smarmy) gem collector who has come … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)

John Howard stars as Greg Sherman, a man who performs a radio broadcast program focused on true crimes. He’s an amateur investigator, spending his time sleuthing about on cases that the cops can’t quite crack. His wife, Beth (Margaret Lindsay) is a mystery writer. Their careers are full of crime and intrigue, but their personal lives also become full of those elements when Greg wakes … Continue reading A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)