Harry Piel plays Harry Peel, a guy who receives a urgent telephone call from a friend who has returned from South America recently. The call is being made from the circus “Beely” and our hero arrives there too late to prevent the murder.
Month: March 2019
Rita informs Leon that, as a lark, he stole a valuable necklace at a dinner party the night before and she will return it, but Leon remembers nothing about it. Just then, as Leon is taking the necklace out of his pocket, Mrs. Errol arrives with Barbara, her cousin and Barbara’s fiancee. Mrs. Errol decides to give the necklace to Barbara as a wedding present. Leon tells Rita he will retrieve the necklace and return it to her that night. That Leon ends up getting chased by a guard dog and accused by Dorothy of philandering and Rita is a crook is a foregone conclusion.
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you’ve seen one ice skater, you’ve seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergin who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa.
Set in Japan during the last month of World War II in June 1945, this grim neorealist account of the political oppression during the reign of Imperialist Japan follows the adventures of a class of school children as they are fiercely indoctrinated to become pilots for the Japanese airforce.
A detective’s search for a carnival mind reader’s missing sister is complicated by a string of mysterious murders.