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Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher (1943)

01/29/1943 (US) CrimeDramaMysteryRomance 1h 2m
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Radio's crack-brain criminologist stands headquarters on its head in his first raid on screen gangsters!


Cosmo Jones, a correspondence-school detective from a small town, comes to the big city to offer his services to the police. He happens by where a gangster is killed by an opposing gang. Socialite Phyllis Blake is running around with gang member Tom and the opposing gang plan on kidnapping her. Cosmo is with Sergeant Flanagan when the attempt is made in front of a night club, where a bystander is seriously wounded in the gun-battle. Police Chief Murphy blames Flanagan for the shooting and demotes him. Cosmo, with the aid of a porter, Eustace and Flanagan's fiancée, Susan, tries to find the killer. Phyllis is finally kidnapped and Cosmo decides the act was committed by one of the two gangs. He has her father place an ad in the newspaper that contact has been made with the kidnappers. Each gang thinks the other is pulling a double cross, and one gang wipes out the other.

  1. Walter Gering

    Screenplay, Story

  2. James Tinling


  3. Michael L. Simmons


Top Billed Cast

  1. Frank Graham

    Frank Graham

    Cosmo Jones

  2. Edgar Kennedy

    Edgar Kennedy

    Police Chief Murphy

  3. Gale Storm

    Gale Storm

    Susan Fleming

  4. Richard Cromwell

    Richard Cromwell

    Sgt. Pat Flanagan

  5. Mantan Moreland

    Mantan Moreland

    Eustace Smith

  6. Gwen Kenyon

    Phyllis Blake

  7. Herbert Rawlinson

    Herbert Rawlinson

    Mr. James J. Blake

  8. Tris Coffin

    Tris Coffin

    Jake Pelotti

  9. Charles Jordan

    Charles Jordan

    Biff Garr

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Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher

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Original Language English

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