Name the Woman (1934)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Previously filmed in 1928, Columbia's Name the Woman is set in motion when an overenthusiastic cub reporter (Richard Cromwell) implicates an innocent woman (Arline Judge) in a well-publicized murder case. Realizing his mistake, the reporter teams up with poor woman to nab the real killer. This they do, but their triumph is due less to clever deduction than plain dumb luck. The plot has holes as large as the Grand Canyon, but the stars perform with conviction and almost manage to make the whole thing credible. Featured in the cast as a gangster is Al Hill, a self-proclaimed genuine criminal who "went straight" when he entered the movies.

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investigation, investigator, journalism, justice, killing, reporter, rookie