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Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937)

Passed | | Mystery | 5 April 1937 (USA)
Jim Hanvey is a genial but top-notch detective who has retired to his country home. An insurance company hires him to find a missing emerald so they won't have to pay out the $100,000 for ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Olive Cooper (screenplay), Joseph Krumgold (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Kibbee ... James Woolford 'Jim' Hanvey
Tom Brown ... Don Terry
Lucie Kaye Lucie Kaye ... Joan Frost
Catherine Doucet ... Adelaide Frost
Edward Gargan ... O.R. Smith
Edward Brophy ... Romo (as Edward S. Brophy)
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Mrs. Tom Ellis
Theodore von Eltz ... Dunn (as Theodor Von Eltz)
Kenneth Thomson ... W.B. Elwood
Howard Hickman ... Herbert Frost
Oscar Apfel ... Lambert
Wade Boteler ... Davis
Robert Emmett Keane ... Editor
Robert Homans ... Sheriff Garrett
Harry Tyler ... Taxi Driver
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Jim Hanvey is a genial but top-notch detective who has retired to his country home. An insurance company hires him to find a missing emerald so they won't have to pay out the $100,000 for which the jewel is insured. It doesn't take him long to find the emerald, but he discovers that finding it was the easy part; the difficult part is getting it back to its rightful owner, and he winds up involved in a murder in which an innocent man is framed. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim, o Detective See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Guy Kibbee, Star!
3 April 2003 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Guy Kibbee gets a rare leading role in this amiable comedy-mystery about some missing emeralds -- not who stole them, but how he's going to return them. Plus the usual murder or two. Kibbee plays his usual amiable buffoon, only sharper-eyed, and the whole thing plays like a travesty of THE THIN MAN.


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