You're out of Luck (1941)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - May 31, 1941 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The curious but harmonious screen team of Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland are back again in You're Out of Luck. Elevator boy Frankie (Darro) is the brother of a detective (Richard Bond), and as such is eager to solve a crime himself. He gets his chance when a couple of mob murders occur in Frankie's hotel. With the tremulous assistance of Jefferson the porter (Moreland), Frankie pieces the clues together long before the police do-thereby flattening the stock of an obnoxious newspaper reporter (Tristam Coffin). Moreland so dominates the proceedings with his patented "Feet do your duty" routines that, in certain communities with heavily black populations, he was billed as the film's star.

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elevator-operator, gangster, investigation, killing, murder, police, private-detective, reporter