A detective’s search for a carnival mind reader’s missing sister is complicated by a string of mysterious murders.
A radio columnist is threatened by gangsters and later murdered during a broadcast. A detective sets out to find the killers.
Whilst traveling across America living off the money from a large inheritance, ex-fireman Nashe has a chance meeting with Pozzi, a professional gambler and card shark. Nashe agrees to fund the penniless Pozzi in a game of poker against two eccentric millionaires, Flower and Stone, in an attempt to regain some of his spent fortune. This film is an almost exact translation of the novel by Paul Auster.
This third entry in Columbia’s “Inspector Trent” series is cleverly (and economically) set in a movie studio. A malevolent leading lady is murdered while filming a scene, whereupon the nervous studio head calls in Inspector Trent. Since everybody on the lot despised the victim, there’s a surplus of suspects.
Linda Carter, a newspaper reporter, and Denny Butler, the feature editor on the same newspaper, set out to track down a gang of literary forgers who are making a fortune off of selling fake first editions.
One of the members of a sorority is found murdered. Although the police are called in to investigate, fellow sorority girl Mary O’Ryan decides to do some sleuthing on her own to unmask the killer.
An altered remake of 1933’s “White Woman,” finds cabaret-singer Kim Ling, daughter of a Chinese general who has been accused of absconding with government funds, arriving in the Straits Settlement. There, she meets Gregory Prin, a half-caste gun-runner and head of a jungle empire where he treats the Malaysians ruthlessly. She meets Prin and agrees to accompany him in search of her father, as she has several reasons to believe Prin is holding her father prisoner.
After a practical joke leading to a libel action a reporter sets out to investigate a criminal’s past and finds more than he bargained for.