Night Spot (1938)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Better known today as the father of actors Bob Einstein and Albert Brooks, comedian Harry Einstein achieved radio fame in the 1930s as a tongue-tied Greek named Parkyakarkus. In Night Spot, Einstein/Parkyakarkus is given top billing as a gourmet gangster named Gasshouse, but the plotline is carried by Allan Lane as rookie policeman Pete Cooper. Going undercover, Pete tries to prove that a swank nightclub is the rendezvous spot for a gang of jewel thieves. Making life easier for our hero is nitery singer Marge Dexter (Joan Woodbury), who falls in love with the incognito cop. Since Paryakarkus is too lovable to be the villain of the piece, that responsibility is handled by mustachioed Bradley Page as chief crook Marty Davis.

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clown, club [organization], criminal, entertainer, evidence, gangster, gathering, jewel-robbery, music, nightclub, opal, owner, performer, police, robbery, smuggling, trumpet, undercover