Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency.
Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine.
Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town.
Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine.
September 4, 2019 Subject:
A Feel-Good Sweet Murder Mystery and Romance
As much a romance as a mystery, even with two murders. Although Dennis O'Keefe is the nominal star and hero, the movie really belongs to Ruth Terry as a small-town young, innocent, effervescent girl with a great body at the eye of the storm. Innocent though she may be, she knows enough to fall in love at first sight with O'Keefe, who already has a love interest his own age in his boss Gloria Dickson. George e. Stone, plays the kind of nasty, but nice when it helps him, crook he usually plays. Its a fast-paced little mystery, replete with two murders and a few good twists, all of which results in that feel-good ending. An enjoyable suspension-of-disbelief hour.
July 20, 2012 Subject:
A fun movie for a flick that sees two people murdered
I did like the streak of decency our not so squeaky clean hero develops. A bit corny, but it WAS 1942 after all.
I watched it without regretting having done so. I might have passed on watching it if not for the comments from the other reviewers. I agree with the consensus.
July 19, 2012 Subject:
Ditto Jonnie King
enjoyed it very much
March 6, 2011 Subject:
Great Movie...Lots of Fun & Mystery
This is a fun movie to watch !
Dennis O'Keefe, cool as ever, aided by a Super-B Film Cast. Sort of a chopped-up copy that sometimes jumps ahead to the next scene...with no set-up. But it's well worth your time to watch it !
Both female leads (Ruth Terry: Adorable ! & Gloria Dickinson: Cool & Sultry !) are perfect !
Ya Gotta Watch This Film !
March 6, 2011 Subject:
Great use of an hour
This was a lot of film for one hour, one very enjoyable hour!
March 5, 2011 Subject:
Is there something wrong with the streaming and download versions of this movie?
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
March 4, 2011 Subject:
it mixes a pretty darn good mystery with some comedy and a little sappy nonsense to find Mr Big..
Enjoyable flick even though the kid (girl) is played a bit to childish in my opinion, but this is 2011 and not 1942 so my opinion doesn't count there. ;)