Another little don’t-waste-a-minute (when you’ve only got 61) drama from Monogram.
Robert Lowery is a cub reporter,eager to make a name for himself. He gets involved with young
Edith Fellows who has left her boarding school to meet up with her sister whom she thinks has been living back East.
In fact the sister has been in prison and doesn’t survive long after being released – she’s murdered.
John Miljan is a crooked lawyer involved in the murder.
I don’t know much about Edith Fellows who started in films at the age of 6 in 1929.
At only 4 feet 10 inches,she still looked very young in 1942 although she was 19.
She had a nice screen personality and I don’t know why this was her last appearance until 1949 when she started doing some TV work.
SEA TIGER 1952
Another all action programmer from Monogram. SEA TIGER features John Archer as Ben McGrun who has regained his captaincy papers for the first time in 3 years.
The Sea Tiger is an old freighter abandoned by the Japanese at the end of WW2.
He is on board with the ship’s owner who is shot and killed just as he tells Ben,”Somewhere on this ship,there is……”
Ben is knocked out by the killer,Joe Edmun (Harry Lauter), and it looks like Ben will take the blame for the murder.
Marguerite Chapman is co-owner of the shipping company employing Ben – they had been a couple before Ben’s trial 3 years earlier for alleged smuggling.
Lyle Talbot is a shady insurance investigator who knows there is something of value on the old ship.
Harry Lauter is the murderous first mate of the Sea Tiger and proves a devious opponent for Ben. A good part for Harry whom I’m more used to on the right side of the law.
I enjoyed both films and wish we could see more dvd box sets of some of these B actioners which deserve more recognition.