Philip Trent is tired of playing film detective Shelby James. He thinks that the stories are tripe and plans a vacation to get away from Hollywood. But on the ship, he meets a mysterious ...
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Philip Trent is tired of playing film detective Shelby James. He thinks that the stories are tripe and plans a vacation to get away from Hollywood. But on the ship, he meets a mysterious young woman and then finds a body, only to find out that the whole affair was staged by Peter Dean - author of the Shelby James novels. But then Mr. Van Mier is found murdered in the same way and the Dragon diamond is missing. No matter what Philip tries to do, he finds himself involved with the crime and meddles his way through it looking for the killer and the diamond - with the help of author Dean.Written by
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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 11 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 12 July 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Norfolk VA 30 September 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Altoona PA 4 October 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Philadelphia 10 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Miami 15 October 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Lebanon PA 18 October 1957 on WLBR (Channel 15), and in Honolulu 22 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13); in New York City, its earliest documented airing took place 10 April 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
This film is a spoof of ALL the mystery films of the 30's & 40's. An actor quits his job playing a "super sleuth", goes on a Vacation, and discovers a REAL murder!
Lowe & Landi are terrific together; there's quite a "chemistry" between them. It's a shame that they didn't make this combo into a series!
More laffs are provided by Edgar Kennedy (with his "slow burn"), Zazu Pitts, and Ted Healy. It's quite obvious that everyone enjoyed making this film! It's a real HOOT! (Especially funny how it spoofs its own "mystery" genre).
The only (slight) drawback to this film is that it's incredibly easy to figure out who the "masked murderer" is....but, you've GOTTA see this film!
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