Exposed (1947)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Sep 8, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Not precisely the best film of 1947, the Republic comedy-mystery Exposed is nevertheless consistently enjoyable. Adele Mara is a delight as wisecracking female private eye Belinda Prentice, who has to put in a lot of overtime when her first client is murdered. Following the clues to an apartment house chock-full of suspicious characters, Belinda predicts-correctly, as it turns out--that there'll be several more killings unless she can pinpoint the guilty party and ascertain his or her motives. Meanwhile, her police-inspector father (Robert Armstrong) wishes aloud that Belinda would give up the p.i. business and settle down with a nice young fellow. Some choice moments are provided by Joyce Compton as Belinda's garrulous secretary, William Haade as her cloddish assistant, and Bob Steele as a neurotic gunman.

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client, detective, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, private-detective