Rogue's Gallery 2005 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Rogue’s Gallery, 1944 film
The film begins in a city where a statue points to the left. The `Daily Express’ is a newspaper. Two reporters failed to get a story about a new invention that allows listening to conversations from a distance. [Some kind of secret weapon?] They want to see Professor Reynolds. The lights go off, Reynolds is attacked! The police are called. There is a collision in the dark, a book is dropped. A flashbulb can blind a man. The invention to listen from a distance is revolutionary. Patsy will get a story when she returns that book. But the lights go out, there is a shot, and the plans are stolen again! They find a body outside, and call the police. Lt. Danny O’Day will investigate. But the corpse is gone! [Guess where it went. Guess what happens next.]
Professor Reynolds explains his invention that can listen to distant conversations, but it has limitations. The reporters go for an interview and find John Foster on the floor, the plans stolen. Eddie climbs into a window to see Reynolds, but he won’t talk. They ask to use the phonograph. Will it reveal the killer for a surprise ending? Eddie and Patsy are sent on a new assignment.
This is basically a comedy that uses murders and reporters for a background. Its not “The Front Page”, but an average story at best. The corpse that disappears and reappears seems incredible except for a Hollywood story. One interesting item is the reference to a similar event in Washington DC. Was this wartime propaganda to provide a cover story?
About Rogue's Gallery (2005)
Starring: Frank Jenks;H. B. Warner,
Runtime: 90 minutes
Director: Albert Herman,
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