The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Screwball Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 26, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this comedy, a gangster's moll gets tired of the mob scene and returns to her mother's house. Her mom is a wealthy family's housekeeper. One of the rich children dreams of being a reporter; he is eager to get his first big scoop. He gets his chance when he stumbles upon a series of clues to a murder that may involve the ex-moll's former lover. He is assisted a seasoned reporter and his photographer who have been hanging around to get a chance to meet the moll. The boy's investigation leads him into a dangerous situation where the mobster begins to shoot at him.

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accident, boarding-house, clue, criminal, daughter, family, gangster, girlfriend, going-straight, help, homecoming, homicide, house, housekeeper, indictment, investigation, killing, moll, mother, murder, one-against-odds, photography, redemption, reporter, return