"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Bush, the secretary of the head of a ... See full summary »
Eddie Lang (Chester Morris), a decent family man making $27.50 a week, borrows fifty-dollars from Richard Farra (Leo Carrillo) in order to take his wife, Mary (Helen Mack) and two small ... See full summary »
In this spoof of the story The Maltese Falcon (1941) is based on, a double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the corpulent "empress of crime", and a gentleman thief are all after a legendary priceless eighth-century ram's horn.
Chester Morris's character receivers orders to the submarine service out of the blue as he beginning what he thinks is shore leave. The submarine service is for volunteers only. No one gets surprise orders to report for assignment to submarines. See more »
Boy, you hand me a laugh. The toughest guy in the Navy blowing in all his money on a house and garden. Don't forget your knitting, grandma. Bye-bye!
[gives him a silly wave]
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I really enjoy the films of Chester Morris and Richard Dix. They both made a few A-pictures and made quite a few B-movies...and their presence always helped these Bs to be a bit better than usual. So, you'd think putting BOTH in an A-picture would spell success...but you'd be wrong in the case of "Devil's Playground". It has an interesting premise but really makes the least of it and is hampered with a plot that is filled with contrived moments.
When the film begins, Jack and Robert (Dix and Morris) are career navy men and deep sea divers. Of the two, Jack is the expert--the deep diver who the Navy calls on when there is trouble. However, they receive different orders--and Jack is able to now be ashore and start a life apart from just the service and Robert is sent to submarine duty. During this time, Robert is given leave and he comes to visit his pal, Jack. But there's a problem...Jack was called to special duty on the night of his honeymoon and isn't available to see his buddy. So, Robert decides to find some female company...and doesn't realize the lady he just picked up and is falling for is Jack's incredibly unfaithful wife (Delored Del Rio). When Jack returns, he finds Robert with his wife and slugs him...and throws him out of his house. What happens next....well, that's why I only give this film a 5....it's THAT predictable and ridiculous!!! See the film....you'll see what I mean.
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