Fair Warning (1937)

Genres - Drama, Mystery, Western  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Chunky character actor J. Edward Bromberg carries the weight of Fair Warning on his burly shoulders. Bromberg is cast as Matthew Jerico, a sheriff in the Death Valley region of California, at present assigned to solve the murder of a wealthy miner. The killing took place at a swank tourist resort, meaning that Jerico has hundreds of suspects to choose from. With the unexpected but welcome assistance of child genius Malcolm Berkhardt (Billy Burrud), Jerico is able to track down the villain via chemical analysis. J. Edward Bromberg and Billy Burrud work so well together in Fair Warning that it's surprising 20th Century-Fox didn't fashion a series around the two players.

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bad-guy, chemicals, chemistry, cowboy, death, good-guy, guest, investigation, killing, mine, murder, owner, resort, sheriff, tracking [following]