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Title: The Amazing Mr Williams

Date: 1939
Type: Crima drama / Romance / Comedy
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Alexander Hall
Producer: Everett Riskin

A police detective (Melvyn Douglas) is engaged to the mayor's secretary (Joan Blondell), but is more interested in his job than her. She will only marry him if he leaves the police force and so tries an assortment of ways to get him sacked or to resign whilst the chief of police does all he can to keep him. This is a light weight romance set against some crime and a few comic momemnts. There is an entertaining performance from Joan BLondell and supported by Ruth Donnelly as her friend.


Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
Joan BlondellJoan Blondell
Clarence KolbClarence Kolb
Ruth DonnellyRuth Donnelly
Edward BrophyEdward Brophy
Donald MacBride
Don Beddoe
Jonathan Hale
John Wray