In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »
A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He bases their moods on how well he thinks they'll do, and tells his older brother who is ... See full summary »
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins,
After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.
Blind detective Duncan Maclain is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma's 17-year old step-daughter. When the old beau is found murdered, Norma is the chief suspect until Duncan (aided by his guide-dog Friday) pays a visit to her home and uncovers a plot to steal her husband's military secrets for the enemy.Written by
Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
This film had its first television showing in Los Angeles Wednesday 26 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 29 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Cincinnati 19 February 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), in New York City 18 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 25 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Norfolk VA 11 April 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Seattle 25 April 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Portland OR 22 May 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Memphis 19 June 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 17 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona PA 14 August 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in San Francisco 13 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
When the butler/enemy agent Hansen confronts Duncan MacLean loudly playing the organ in the middle of the night, Hansen ruffles his own hair to appear as if he has been sleeping and just awakened - although he knows that MacLean cannot see his appearance. See more »
[talking to Duncan Maclain's dog]
I'm off to the Harlem Squash and Tennis Club to meet my dream girl.
[Alistar opens the door and the dog flattens him to pursue a female canine in the street]
Why, you wolf!
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There are many excellent moments in this spy caper, detective and dog drama, murder mystery. The dog does do his own stunts and he does them well.
There are hints at romance, here and there, with the maid and her jailbird hubby, the young Donna Reed and her mom's ex-boyfriend and even the butler and the dog are lovesick for their partners.
Donna Reed looks beautiful. This was before It's a Wonderful Life and The Donna Reed Show. There is one scene I can tell you about without ruining anything for you. Women dressed to kill in the 1940s. In those days you always complimented a lady's new hat no matter how awful it looked. The hat Donna Reed wears at the end of the movie is so awful nobody could muster the courage to fake a compliment.
Edward Arnold is jovial and believable as the blind detective. I especially like the scene where he teaches one of the goons how to play Solitaire. He is also great with his voice in the darkened scene in the basement. The director does a wonderful job with this film.
The play within a movie is a fun idea for introducing some of the villains.
This one is very watchable. The dog is really good in his scenes.
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