Wally Brown and Alan Carney aren't real detectives, they just play detectives on their radio show. But sometimes they venture into true crime. And on one program they razz the police about their failure to capture The Cobra a Jack the Ripper type fiend who operates at will.
Even famed criminologist Lionel Atwill can't help. But since he is The Cobra
that's understandable. Brown and Carney are guests at the Atwill estate and
if those torture devices in his basement didn't give them a clue I don't know
what would have.
Genius At Work takes from both Abbott&Costello features Who Done I and
Hold That Ghost. Bud&Lou did it a whole lot better. Still Genius At Work
has some funny moments. The best being when they are trying out the
devices in Atwill' horror chamber.
Bela Lugosi is also in the film as Atwill's butler and sidekick fiend. I wish
Lugosi had been the criminal mastermind though.
Brown&Carney were a pair of character players that RKO teamed to create
their own Bud and Lou. After a few films Brown and Carney went back to
their individual careers.
No recreating the magic that was Bud and Lou.
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