Maxwell Archer, Detective (1939)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Maxwell Archer, Detective was adapted from Hugh Clevely's novel Meet Maxwell Archer. John Loder plays the famed ficitional private detective whose greatest pleasure in life is to second guess Scotland Yard. Superintendent Gordon (Athole Stewart) calls Archer in to solve an apparently unsolveable case. Ingredients in the stew include a sinister father-and-son duo who may know more than they let on. Loder's leading lady in Leueen McGrath, later famous as the second wife of American playwright George S. Kaufman. Filmed in 1939, Maxwell Archer, Detective was released in the US in 1942, to capitalize on star John Loder's Hollywood popularity.



detective, investigation, private-detective