Silent Partner (1944)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent Partner stars Jon Henry as cocky crime reporter Jeffrey Swales, who comes into possession of notebook which provides clues concerning the identity of a mysterious criminal chieftan. Swales tracks down the five people listed in the notebook, with explosive results. At one point, Swales interrupts a couple of characters conversing in French to explain that he'd studied the language in high school; he then advises "Now let's finish the rest of the scene in English, so the audience will understand what's going on." Despite lines like this, Silent Partner isn't quite as funny as it thinks it is.

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address-book, book, death, investigation, investigator, journalism, killing, murder, newspaper, reporter, victim, booking