Hold That Woman!

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"A Laff-Drama of Budgets and Bill Collectors!"
  • NR
  • 1940
  • 1 hr 4 min
  • 5.6  (182)

Hold That Woman! is a fast-paced and thrilling crime-comedy that was released in 1940. The film stars James Dunn as Steve Hannigan, a former convict who is trying to start over his life as a private detective. However, he is soon drawn back into a life of crime when his old boss offers him a job that he can't refuse. The film opens with Steve being released from prison after serving a sentence for a crime that he did not commit. He returns to his old job as a cab driver, but quickly realizes that he needs to find a more stable and respectable way to make a living. He decides to become a private detective and opens his own agency. He is assisted by his wife, Carol (played by Frances Gifford), who is both his secretary and his partner in crime-solving.

One day, Steve is approached by a man named Harry Evans (played by George Douglas) who offers him a job. Harry is a former criminal who has turned informant and is now working for the police. He tells Steve that his boss, a notorious gangster named Nick Barrow (played by Sheldon Leonard), is planning a big heist and that he needs someone to find out the details.

Steve agrees to take the job and begins to investigate Nick Barrow and his gang. He pretends to be a criminal himself and gains their trust. However, he soon realizes that the situation is more complicated than he thought. He discovers that Harry is not as trustworthy as he seemed and that there are others who want to get in on the heist.

As Steve gets deeper into the investigation, he faces several obstacles and setbacks. He is constantly pursued by the police who believe that he is a criminal. He also has to deal with his own doubts and fears. However, with the help of his wife Carol, who is quick-witted and resourceful, Steve is able to overcome these challenges and unravel the mystery.

The film is full of twists and turns and keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The performances by the actors are excellent, especially James Dunn and Frances Gifford who have a great chemistry on screen. The film also features some great action scenes, including a thrilling car chase and a shootout in a warehouse.

Overall, Hold That Woman! is an entertaining and engaging film that combines elements of crime, comedy, and romance. It is a testament to the quality of films that were made during the Golden Age of Hollywood and is definitely worth watching for fans of classic movies.

Hold That Woman! is a 1940 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 4 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    1 hr 4 min
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    5.6  (182)