Post Office Investigator (1949)

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A young postman becomes involved in the theft of rare stamps featuring inverted images of the Statue of Liberty. Along the way he encounters attractive criminal Clara Kelso, double-crossing gang members, and Post Office Inspectors.

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4 November 2018 | AAdaSC
| What a mess
The world of stamp collecting provides the setting and some rare stamps are stolen from a private auction and switched for fake copies. The forgery is discovered, no-one is allowed to leave the room and the police are called. However, they find nothing on any of the attendees and everyone is released. Mailman Warren Douglas (Bill) becomes inadvertently mixed up in the deception that has been carried out when he gets fixated on going on a date with secretary Audrey Long (Clara). He is asked to go undercover to unravel the gang responsible.

It's not a bad idea for a film and the story zips along. It never gets dull. It does, however, lose points for being extremely dumb. You will ask yourself what is going on as Audrey Long's character is completely by-passed in the police investigation of the crime. I'm afraid that error makes the whole film daft. And, therefore, not good. Warren Douglas is also a rubbish leading man as his dialogue delivery is monotone and almost depressing to listen to. So, it's a shame, but the film gets half-marks for being poorly thought out. Should have been better.

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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