The Lad (1935)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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An uncharacteristically light-hearted Edgar Wallace yarn was the basis of this mild British comedy-drama. Gordon Harker stars as The Lad, a cheeky ex-convict who is mistaken for a private detective. Paid a huge sum of money not to dig up dirt on the Fandon family, our hero is all for taking the money and running. But upon being reunited with old flame Pauline (Jane Carr), now the Fandon's maid, he decides to leave the money behind and turn over a new leaf. A cute surprise ending allows The Lad to come out on top without resorting to dishonesty.

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detective, ex-convict, going-straight, mistaken-identity, one-against-odds, redemption, romance