Release dateApril 19, 1941 (1941-04-19) WriterKenneth Gamet (screen play by), Leslie T. White (from a story by) Music directorHoward Jackson, William Lava ScreenplayFred Niblo, Jr., Kenneth Gamet CastArthur Kennedy (Sgt. Joe Geary), Joan Perry (Alice Devlin), Jonathan Hale (Police Chief Sprague), John Ridgely (Tex Alexander (prisoner)), Florence Bates (Katie), Charles Trowbridge (Gov. Phelps) Similar movies21 Jump Street, Mysterious Intruder, The Big Sleep, Detour, The Night of the Hunter, Double Indemnity
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Strange alibi 1941
Strange Alibi is a 1941 American crime film directed by D. Ross Lederman and written by Kenneth Gamet, Leslie T. White and Fred Niblo Jr.. The film stars Arthur Kennedy, Joan Perry, Jonathan Hale, John Ridgely, Florence Bates and Charles Trowbridge. The film was released by Warner Bros. on April 19, 1941.
After a witness is shot and a suspect hanged in a jail cell, Police Chief Sprague decides to send Sgt. Joe Geary undercover, looking for a mysterious crime-syndicate boss responsible for ordering these murders. A story is planted by the chief that Geary is being suspended from the force, in order to help him infiltrate the mob.
Geary discovers that a police captain is the criminal mastermind. Sprague is killed, though, and Geary framed when nobody believes his story about being undercover. While jailed, his fiancee Alice Devlin works to clear his name. Geary breaks out of jail and personally goes to the reform-minded governor to prove his innocence.