Pole Positions: Stripper
Created by Harold Joyce
Live! Naked! Detecting!
Okay, KATHY O'CONNOR's not a private eye or even a cop.
She's just another small-time showgirl (aren't they all?) who
poses as a stripper to investigate her father's murder. It seems
the owner of the nightclub where she works is somehow involved.
Meanwhile, she has to choose between two men with the hots for
her. And all this without showing any more flesh than you'd see
in a beer commercial...
Finally released in 1941 as The Sunset Murder Case,
the film starred Sally Rand, the notorious fan dancerd, which
was reason enough to make various censor boards nervous. They
also objected to the original title, "The Sunset Strip Case,"
because of the obvious double-entendre. Boston and several other
cities promptly banned the film, and the film was tied up in law
suits for until 1941, when it was finally under the title of "The
Sunset Murder Case."
- THE SUNSET MURDER CASE
AKA "High Explosive" and "The Sunset Strip Case"
(1938, Grand National)
59 minutes, black & white
Story by Harold Joyce
Screenplay by Paul Franklin,
Additional dialogue by Lawrence
Directed by Louis J. Gasnier
Produced by George A. Hirliman
Associate producer: Sam Coslow
Supervising producer: Samuel
Starring Sally Rand as KATHY
Also starring Esther Muir, Vince
Barnett, Paul Sutton, Lona Andre, Mary Brodel, George Douglas,
Reed Hadley, Kathryn Kane, Dennis Moore, Frank O'Connor, Stanley
Price, Henry King, Bruce Mitchell
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