Genius at Work

Genius at Work is a 1946 American comedy film directed by Leslie Goodwins and written by Monte Brice and Robert E. Kent. The film stars Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Anne Jeffreys, Lionel Atwill and Bela Lugosi. The film was released on October 20, 1946, by RKO Pictures.[1][2][3]

Genius at Work
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLeslie Goodwins
Produced byHerman Schlom
Screenplay byMonte Brice
Robert E. Kent
StarringWally Brown
Alan Carney
Anne Jeffreys
Lionel Atwill
Bela Lugosi
Music byPaul Sawtell
Roy Webb
CinematographyRobert De Grasse
Edited byMarvin Coil
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • October 20, 1946 (1946-10-20)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


Jerry Miles and Mike Strager co-host a radio mystery series, "Crime of the Week," with young Ellen Brent writing their scripts. What she writes about the kidnapping of millionaire John Saunders by someone called "The Cobra" is suspiciously close to the facts of the case.

It turns out that the radio station's owner, Latimer Marsh, is the Cobra, assisted in his diabolical crimes by Stone, his sadistic butler. Chloroform is used on Ellen when she gets too close to the truth and an attempt is made to frame her for the kidnapping and a murder. The bumbling and cowardly Jerry and Mike try to be of help to her in their own way, but Lt. Rick Campbell is the one who ends up saving them all.



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  2. "Genius At Work". TV Guide. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  3. "Genius at Work (1946)". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 September 2014.

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