The Bride Wore Crutches (1940)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The physically challenged bride of the title is played by Lynne Roberts, but it's reporter Ted North who's the film's true central character. Low man on the newspaper totem pole, North gets a chance to scoop everyone in town when he witnesses a bank robbery. Rather than file his story, North tracks down the crooks himself, infiltrates their gang, and helps deliver them to the cops. The whole megillah is over in a brisk 55 minutes. Incidentally, Lynne Roberts has two perfectly good legs (does she ever!) during most of the proceedings, despite the title.

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witness, criminal, expose [revelation], investigation, journalism, police, reporter, robbery