Added by on 2014-10-06

No-Hands-On-The-Clock

Comedy / Drama / Crime  (1941) 76 minutes ~ Black & White

The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding a missing girl but also marrying her in the process. So Flack sends him to celebrate his honeymoon in the Divorce Capital of the world, Reno, Nevada, to find a missing man. Along the way, in a mixture of big city crime and old-west settings, Humphrey encounters a large assortment of suspicious characters, all of whom are also suspicious of the others. A comedy that also includes some killings along the way.

Director: Frank McDonald

Writers: Daniel Mainwaring (novel), Maxwell Shane (screenplay)

Stars: Chester Morris, Jean Parker, Rose Hobart

Category:

Comedy, Crime, Drama