Starring William Gargan, Marguerite Churchill, Gene Morgan, John
Gallaudet, Romaine Callender
Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Runtime: 61 min.
Print Quality: B
Winchellesque radio commentator Perry Travis (William Gargan) fancies
himself a brilliant amateur detective; the cops wish he'd just stick to his
microphone and let them do the detecting. This proves impossible when
a famed scientist is murdered in Perry's studio, right in the middle of an
interview. All the evidence points to Perry as the guilty party, which of
course means that he isn't. With the help of the dead man's secretary Lois
Allen (Marguerite Churchill), Perry tries to figure out how a man could be
murdered in a locked room with no visible weapon or assailant. A hectic
car chase winds up this cookie-cutter Columbia mystery, which features
appearances by such familiar "B"-picture faces as Gene Morgan, John
Gallaudet and Dwight Frye.