In MEXICAN MANHUNT George Brent plays a crime novelist who has persisted for 15 years in trying to find a crime reporter,Morris Ankrum who disappeared after being called to testify in a murder case.
Now Ankrum has got in touch with him from Mexico where he has been living with his daughter,Karen Sharpe.
Brent tells his girlfriend, Marjorie Lord
that he is going to Mexico to bring Ankrum back as he has changed his mind about testifying.
The next 70 minutes are taken up by Brent,Ankrum and Sharpe trying to escape from the bad guys, led by Hillary Brooke as they try to get back to Los Angeles.
It’s quite well plotted. It’s nice to see veteran Morris Ankrum in a decent role, and young Karen Sharpe showed promise.i’m always happy to see Hillary Brooke though I wish she had been on the right side of the law oftener.
George Brent had come a long way from his Warners years and he didn’t age all that well, but I’m a fan, so always glad to see him!