Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
6 November 1942 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Deux nigauds détectives
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
For a murder mystery set in a radio studio, the film certainly had its share of personalities who themselves were radio actors. Bud Abbott
and Lou Costello
had been introduced to the nation on "The Kate Smith Hour," and in 1942 when this film was made had their own highly successful radio show. William Bendix
(Detective Brannigan) was a bit player in radio at the time, but beginning in 1944 would become famous for his radio show (and later film and television series) The Life of Riley
(1953). Walter Tetley
(the prankster usher) was an accomplished adult radio actor whose unique voice allowed him to play children roles on a variety of shows, most notably "The Great Gildersleeve" and "The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show." Finally, William Gargan
(Detective Moran) starred in his own radio show, "Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator." See more
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Col. J.R. Andrews
Mr. Turner, may I remind you that I have a contact for your services, and I intend to exercise it.
You'll get plenty of exercise trying to find me.