Mr. Chedworth Steps Out (1939)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Cherubic Cecil Kellaway heads the cast of the Australian Mr. Chedworth Steps Out. The title character is a milquetoast clerk who decides to kick over the traces and have a good time when chances across an abandoned bag of money. Unbeknownst to Mr. Chedworth, the cash is counterfeit, and before long he finds himself pursued by cops and criminals alike. Meanwhile, a romantic subplot develops between Chedworth's daughter (Jean Hatton) and a handsome treasury agent (James Raglan). Halfway through the film, Mr. Chedworth Steps Out unexpectedly becomes a semi-musical, with ingenue Jean Hatton rendering a couple of tunes.

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agent [representative], clerk, counterfeit, federal-agent, gangster, loot, search, unknown