- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
A murder at the world-famous Cotton Club threatens to topple its megalomaniac owner from power. Kingpin Steve Marco (Jack LaRue) kills an employee blackmailing him and steals a string of priceless pearls in the process. Scotland Yard enlists the help of club hostess Ruby Lane (Sandra Storme) to bait Marco into giving the pearls to her. Working with the police, reporter Roy Barnes (Bernard Lee) receives the pearls from Ruby, but the transaction is witnessed by the club's strongmen, leading to a brutal confrontation and a surprising plot twist finale. Bernard Lee, an English actor of long-standing, was later to gain international fame as "M" in the James Bond series. Jack LaRue, whose career dates back to the silent days, made a career out of portraying gun-toting tough guys, appearing in dozens of low budget crime films throughout the Thirties and Forties.
In this pulpy crime drama, a murder stirs up trouble at London's Cotton Club, threatening the livelihood of its controlling owner. When Steve Marco (Jack LaRue) kills a club employee who was blackmailing him, he also steals a valuable string of pearls. Scotland Yard jumps on the case, and recruits club beauty Ruby Lane (Sandra Storme) to try to retrieve the pearls. However, the club's goons see the exchange, and the result is so surprising that no one could have predicted it! Notable talent in this cast includes Jack LaRue, who developed a reputation in the 1930s and 1940s for playing a series of tough characters, and Bernard Lee, who went on to fame as James Bond's "M."
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