Charlie McCarthy, Detective

Charlie McCarthy, Detective is a 1939 American comedy film starring Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy and Robert Cummings.[2]

Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Directed byFrank Tuttle
StarringEdgar Bergen
Distributed byUniversal
Release date
CountryUnited States
Budgetover $363,000.[1]



The film was announced in June 1938. It was the second movie Bergen made for Universal following Letter of Introduction.[3][4] Bob Cummings was assigned in October 1939.[5]

Filming took place from November to December 1939.[6]


The New York Times called it "a nondescript omlette".[7]


  1. "United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit - Universal vs Cummings". Internet Archive. p. 93.
  2. Charlie McCarthy, Detective Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 8, Iss. 85, (Jan 1, 1941): 83.
  3. NEWS OF THE SCREEN New York Times (2 Aug 1939: 24.
  4. NEWS OF THE SCREEN: New York Times (3 June 1938: 16.
  5. DRAMA: Los Angeles Times 30 Oct 1939: 13.
  6. "United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit - Cummings vs Universal 1944". Internet Archive. p. 565.
  7. THE SCREEN IN REVIEWB y FRANK S. NUGENT. New York Times 25 Dec 1939: 29.


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