Double Alibi Film Details
Overview: A man’s ex-wife is found murdered, and he finds himself to be the prime suspect.
Tagline: IT’S MURDER!…and every suspect has an alibi!
Review: Two shots are heard in the middle of the night. A woman falls dead. A man flees from the crime scene. A policeman fires at him, wounding him in the arm. Desperate and hunted, the man ends up impersonating a famous crime reporter from another city as he tries to clear his name (the victim happens to be his ex-wife). A female reporter who can never catch a break from her chauvinistic boss realizes who he is, but believes in his story and, instead of turning him over to the police, she assists him in his efforts to discover the truth. Meanwhile, two more people get killed, and the real crime reporter comes to town…. More of a film noir with comedic touches than the mystery-comedy I was expecting, “Double Alibi” is mainly worth seeing for its surprising plot resolution which, although probably not unprecedented even at the time, was and still is quite unusual. I watched the movie twice, and yes it’s such a simple answer to all the mysteries but somehow you don’t think of it or at least I didn’t. The cast, led by Wayne Morris and Margaret Lindsay, is more than competent, but this is more of a writers’ than an actors’ movie. **1/2 out of 4.
Duration: 60 min
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Also known as: Double Alibi,The Devil Is Yellow,O Diabo é Cobarde,Doble coartada