Thursday, February 14, 2013

ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN (1936)

Fun little film about a egotistical crime writer who gets involved with with the case of a notorious art thief (who is believed to be dead), while at the same time romancing a lovely young actress who's in a play that also happens to be the cover for massive jewel job.

When I put this in the trusty ol' Oppo I didn't even know what this film was about, just that it starred McCrea and Arthur, and I ended up pleasantly surprised.  The dialogue was funny, the pace quick, numerous familiar faces, the acting good all around and the crime capers actually entertaining.  At only 73 minutes ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN is well-worth any classic Hollywood fans time.  Recommended.