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On the Spot (1940)

62 min | Comedy, Mystery

Frankie Kelly is the soda jerk and embryo scientist in Midvales only drugstore. Two murders and an attempted killing suddenly swing Midvale into national prominence. Frankie and his pal, Jefferson, become involved when a wounded gangster ...See moreFrankie Kelly is the soda jerk and embryo scientist in Midvales only drugstore. Two murders and an attempted killing suddenly swing Midvale into national prominence. Frankie and his pal, Jefferson, become involved when a wounded gangster starts to tell them where $300,000 in stolen loot is hidden, but he is murdered before he can give them all of the information. The search is on. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid) | George Waggner (screenplay) (as Joseph West) (story) (as Joseph West)
Composer
Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Cinematographer
Editor
Russell F. Schoengarth (as R. Schoengarth)
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Updated Jun 11, 1940

Release date
Jun 11, 1940 (United States)

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15 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Frankie Darro
Frankie 'Doc' Kelly Frankie 'Doc' Kelly   See fewer
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Mary Kornman
Ruth Hunter Ruth Hunter   See fewer
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Mantan Moreland
Jefferson White Jefferson White   See fewer
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John St. Polis
Doc Hunter Doc Hunter   See fewer
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Robert Warwick
Cyrus Haddon Cyrus Haddon   See fewer
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Maxine Leslie
Gerry Dailey Gerry Dailey   See fewer
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Lillian Elliott
Mrs. Kelly Mrs. Kelly   See fewer
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LeRoy Mason
Smilin' Bill Smilin' Bill   See fewer
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Gene O'Donnell
Slats Eckert Slats Eckert   See fewer
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Russell Hopton
Dave Nolan Dave Nolan   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Hype Innes Hype Innes   See fewer
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John Beck
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Tristram Coffin
Robert Ames Robert Ames   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Reporter in Phone Booth Reporter in Phone Booth   See fewer
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Dave O'Brien
Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

5.6 / 10 | 46 votes