A Dangerous Affair (1931)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Two rough-and-ready guys; one beautiful dame; a tough job that has to be done, and "one of us may not come out alive"; the younger guy gets the girl in the end. This could have been the synopsis of virtually every one of the Jack Holt-Ralph Graves vehicles at Columbia, as witness Dangerous Affair. This time, Holt plays police lieutenant McHenry, while Graves is his friendly rival, crime reporter Wally Cook. After the two men verbally duel over a variety of details, they hunker down to business, that of solving the murder of a lawyer who was in the midst of reading a will to a motley collection of heirs. Outside of the identity of the killer, the big surprise in A Dangerous Affair is that heroine Marjory Randolph (Sally Blane) does not become the romantic bone of contention between McHenry and Cook.

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friendship, inheritance, investigation, investigator, killing, lawyer, murder, police, reporter