Frisco Lil (1942)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Universal contractee Irene Hervey, generally required to stand by the sidelines while the leading men did all the acting, was given a vehicle of her very own with Frisco Lil. Irene plays a law student whose father is framed for a crime he didn't commit. Going undercover as a gambling-joint croupier, Harvey tries to sniff out the genuine crooks. She does, but it's fortunate that Kent Taylor is on hand to keep her from winding up in a cement kimono. Irene Hervey would continue to act into middle age, retiring periodically to devote herself to her family (she was married to singer Allan Jones, and was the mother of another vocalist, Jack Jones); in 1965, she popped up in a colorful recurring role on the TV series Honey West.

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frame-up, law-student, name-clearing, undercover