Sheila Ryan

  • Basil Wrangell – Heartaches (1947)

    1941-1950Basil WrangellCrimeDramaUSA

    A dedicated reporter is incensed by a killer’s two vicious murders and tries to track him down.

    At least Heartaches looks more ambitious than it is-no small feat for a PRC production. Ken Farrell plays Vic Morton, a popular movie crooner whose voice is actually supplied anonymously by the gloriously nicknamed Bogey Mann (Chill Wills). Not long after Morton begins receiving mailed death threats, his press agent Mike Connelly (Frank Orth) is murdered, the second such killing in as many days. Reporter Jimmy McDonald (Edward Norris) investigates, uncovering a complex conspiracy and exposing an unsuspected culprit. Incredibly, in addition to Chill Wills, the supporting cast of Heartaches includes a starlet named Chili Williams! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie GuideRead More »

  • Charles Reisner – The Cobra Strikes (1948)

    1941-1950Charles ReisnerCrimeDramaUSA

    A scientist who has perfected a new bio-weapon, is attacked and lies in a coma. A newspaperman tries to unravel the mystery as three murders are committed by poison, all related to a set of bejeweled statues.Read More »

  • D. Ross Lederman – The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947)

    1941-1950ActionCrimeD. Ross LedermanUSA

    A croupier is murdered in a Mexico City gambling casino and the Lone Wolf is suspected. Sharon Montgomery, wife of diamond merchant Charles Montgomery, becomes involved in a jewel heist, in which again the Lone Wolf is a suspect.Read More »

  • Sam Newfield – Fingerprints Don’t Lie (1951)

    1951-1960CrimeDramaSam NewfieldUSA

    Definite Grade B. The last in the Forgotten Noir Volume 6 series. For desperate viewers.

    The killing of Mayor Palmer (Forrest Taylor) is being placed on Paul Moody (Richard Emory) by fingerprint expert Jim Stover (Richard Travis) as Moody’s prints were found on the murder weapon. When reporter Brad Evans (Rory Mallison) places doubt in Stover’s mind that the fingerprints were Moodys, he decides to investigate further with the help of the mayor’s daughter Carolyn (Sheila Ryan).Read More »

  • Harry Lachman – Dead Men Tell (1941)

    1941-1950Harry LachmanMysteryThrillerUSA

    Just as elderly Miss Nodbury is ready to leave on a treasure hunt for a family fortune she is scared to death by the ghost of a pirate ancestor. Charlie Chan investigates the rest of the clan.

    A treasure map in four pieces, the ghost of a hanged pirate, a talking parrot, and a shipful of red herrings complicate Charlie’s search for a murderer on board a treasure cruise.Read More »

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