Up in the Air (1940)

Director
Howard Bretherton

Main cast
Frankie Darro; Marjorie Reynolds; Mantan Moreland; Gordon Jones; Lorna Gray

Genres
Comedy, Mystery

Description
A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police.


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