Successful movie director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), convinced he won’t be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to “know trouble” first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion (Veronica Lake), he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.
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A Shot in the Dark (1935) Charles Lamont, Charles Starrett, Robert Warwick, Edward Van Sloan, Mystery, Thriller
In A Shot in the Dark, a popular title, a mystery death and college hijinks are the ingredients in this pleasant little whodunit from Chesterfield. Charles Starrett stars as Ken Harris, a college football hero whose roommate, Byron Coates (James Bush), is found dead outside their dormitory, a murder camouflaged as a suicide. Suspicion briefly centers on Byron’s look-alike half-brother (also Bush) but he, too, is found slain. Assisted by Byron’s sister Jean (Marian Shilling), an occasionally confounded Ken manages to get to the bottom of the alarming goings-on and unmask the murderer.
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