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That dependable sleuth of pulp fiction fame, Nick Carter, apparently had an equally stalwart son. Chick Carter, Boy Detective did his sleuthing on radio before Columbia producer Sam Katzman brought him to the screen in Chick Carter, Detective. The juvenile hero of the radio waves had underwent certain changes in order for grown-up actor Lyle Talbot to portray him. Talbot's Chick Carter, however, remained strangely inactive in his own serial, allowing crusading reporter Rusty Farrell (Douglas V. Fowley) to perform most of the necessary derring-do. As plainly told as the title would suggest, Chick Carter, Detective was more or less a straightforward crime melodrama that eschewed the usual ray guns, invisibility inventions, and other paraphernalia of the genre. Former MGM starlet Pamela Blake did some snooping of her own as a rival detective, and a gangster bearing the unfortunate name of Nick Polio (George Meeker) indulged in a bit of insurance fraud on behalf of Charles King. With only two bona fide cliffhanger endings, Chick Carter, Detective found little favor with the small fry, its target audience. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Cast

Lyle Talbot
as Chick Carter
Douglas Fowley
as Rusty Farrell
Roy Acuff
as Spud Warner
Pamela Blake
as Ellen Dale
Joel Friedkin
as Jules Hoyt
Julie Gibson
as Sherry marvin
Jack Ingram
as Mack
George Meeker
as Nick Pollo
Eddie Parker
as Frank Sharp
Leonard Penn
as Vasky
Charles King
as Joe Carney
George Meeker
as Nick Pollo
Joel Friedkin
as Jules Hoyt
Leonard Penn
as Vasky
Lyle Talbot
as Chick Carter
Jack Ingram
as Mack
Douglas Fowley
as Rusty Farrell
Eddie Parker
as Frank Sharp
Roy Acuff
as Spud Warner
Julie Gibson
as Sherry marvin
Pamela Blake
as Ellen Dale

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