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Genius at Work (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 20 October 1946 (USA)
Two actors who star in a radio detective show find themselves pitted against a villain calling himself the Cobra, who has an affinity for torture chambers.

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Leslie Goodwins
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wally Brown ... Jerry Miles
Alan Carney ... Mike Strager
Anne Jeffreys ... Ellen Brent
Lionel Atwill ... Latimer Marsh / The Cobra
Bela Lugosi ... Stone
Marc Cramer ... Lt. Rick Campbell
Ralph Dunn ... Lt. Gilley
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Two actors who star in a radio detective show find themselves pitted against a villain calling himself the Cobra, who has an affinity for torture chambers.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Master Minds See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Last of eight features to team Wally Brown and Alan Carney, RKO's long forgotten answer to Universal's popular Abbott and Costello. See more »

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Remake of The Nitwits (1935) See more »

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Entertaining comedies Genius at Work and bonus movie Girl Rush
12 September 2015 | by htcnveSee all my reviews

The following two very entertaining comedy movies GENIUS AT WORK(1946 - Wally Brown, Allan Carney, Anne Jeffreys, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill - directed by Leslie Goodwins) Two radio detectives find themselves targets of a murdering fiend when their on-the-air recreations of the murders prove to be too accurate. The bonus film, GIRL RUSH, Wally Brown, Allan Carney, and Robert Mitchum, (1944 - directed by Gordon Douglas) is included free on the same DVD. Jerry and Mike (the comedy team of Wally Brown and Alan Carney), two vaudevillians stranded in San Francisco during the 1849 Sutter's Mill gold rush, strike it rich in a completely unexpected way. They decide to bring a musical revue top- lined by female entertainers to the womanless frontier town of Red Creek, an idea which is quickly endorsed by the local miners who view these shapely recruits as potential mail order brides. Success brings complications, of course, and Jerry and Mike's plans to buy a wagon train and return east to New York are constantly frustrated at every turn by crooked gamblers and assorted varmints though a friendly cowpoke (Robert Mitchum) often bails them out of trouble. In the end, it takes a huge street brawl to set everything right and bring the townspeople together in a united front. These two movies are available online on one single DVD. Visit: http://htcnve.wix.com/sale


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