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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Movie: Private Detective



Private Detective
From a story by Kay Krausse
1939


Jane Wyman steals the show here as Jinx Winslow, a private detective who takes crap from no one, including a homicide detective who also happens to be her fiancée. Though they're working on the same case Jinx does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to solving it. She also does a pretty decent job of scrambling down fire escapes and clambering on dizzying window ledges in high heels.

As for the case itself, it's really no great shakes. When a wealthy man is bumped off during a nasty and very high profile custody case the circle of suspects is a small one and it's not too hard to sort out who done the bumping rather early on. As for the name of the movie itself, is that really the best they could come up with?

But it's an entertaining little piece even so and at just under an hour it certainly doesn't overstay its welcome.

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