Girl on the Run (1953)

Director
Arthur J. Beckhard; Joseph Lee

Main cast
Richard Coogan; Rosemary Pettit; Frank Albertson; Harry Bannister; Edith King

Genres
Crime, Mystery

Description
A hootchy-kootchy whodunit set at a small seedy carnival where a reporter tries to discover who killed his boss while his girlfriend inexplicably joins the burlesque show!


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