Crime Nobody Saw US (1937)
Director: Charles Barton
Source: stage play "Danger, Men Working"
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In this comical murder mystery, three playwrights use $500 in advance
money to get an apartment in which to write a mystery for
John Atherton. Several months later they haven't
been able to produce a single page. A drunken neighbor staggers in and
interrupts their brainstorming before passing out on the floor.
Some $15,000 fall out of his pocket and after searching
the content of his pockets they find a black book. This book contains names
of well-known men and next to the names a sum of money is listed. The three playwrights then
pretend that he is really dead and begin trying to figure out how it might have happened.
They make up this story where the man is a blackmailer
and they end up posing as policemen and doctor to call on the men in the
book. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the drunk ends up dead for real and now the
writers have some real work to do.
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