September 10, 2019 Subject:
Or, Who Killed the Killer?
Good murder mystery with just enough false leads and twists to keep one involved. Ricardo Cortez and Joan Woodbury work well together as the Assistant D.A. and his newspaper reporter girlfriend - unlike so many similar pairings, neither is especially conceited nor fast-talking. Iris Adrian is great as the woman left in the lurch. Harry Holman, George Pembroke and Gavin Gordon are good as unwitting suspects who get caught up in the chase for a murderer. George P. Breakston turns in a fun performance as the police switchboard operator. And Ralf Haralde, who usually is seen as a nasty lover or rival in comedies, gives an unusually good performance in his short turn as the killer headed to the chair. All the other actors are good. For a "B" film, its rather good fun for an hour and ten minutes.
February 27, 2012 Subject:
Ricardo Cortez & Joan Woodbury Do Well In "I Killed That Man"
This has a release date of 1941 and not 1945 as noted in Internet Archive. Ricardo Cortez and Joan Woodbury head an acceptable cast in this murder mystery. The plot and the cast of characters is entertaining. This 71 year old film has good picture resolution and sound.
December 8, 2009 Subject:
It's not terrible
This 1941 detective who-done-it tries to maintain excitement with fast talking characters, but falls short. I've seen better work from stars Joan Woodbury and Ricardo Cortez. Watching it, I wondered whether the cast and crew had seen the script before shooting started. Phil Rosen, veteran director of low budget films of the 1930s and 1940s, kept the film moving despite itself. He directed 5 Sidney Toler - Charlie Chan movies, including 3 of the worst, as well as Phantom of Chinatown, the last Mr. Wong movie, and one of the best.
I downloaded the DivX file. The video quality is fair, audio is fine.