The Frame-Up (1937)

Genres - Action, Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Frame-Up is a timely and typically tacky crime meller from the Columbia film factory. There's dirty work at the racetrack, with an honest fellow being framed for the misbehavior of crooked gambler Larry Mann (Robert Emmet O'Connor). Detective Mark MacArthur (Paul Kelly) would like to snap the cuffs on Mann and his minions but is prevented from doing so when the bad guys kidnap Mark's girlfriend Betty (Jacqueline Wells). Forced to cooperate with the crooks, Mark finally figures out a way to save Betty and serve justice in one fell swoop. Some of the racing scenes in Frame-Up would continue to resurface in Columbia's serials and 2-reel comedies for years to come.



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