Sh! The Octopus


That great title is the main attraction of this cheerfully nonsensical

Warner Bros. farce, which mixes up a couple of bumbling police detectives,

Kelly and Dempsey (Hugh Herbert and Allen Jenkins), with a trenchcoated dame

(Vesta Vernoff) who stumbles out of the rain and into their squad car claiming

that her stepfather has been murdered at a nearby lighthouse. “He’s the

inventor of a radium ray so powerful that anyone who controls it controls the

world,” she explains with a straight face, then adds, urgently, “Every nation

is seeking it.”

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