Strange Alibi is a 1941 American crime film directed by D. Ross Lederman, written by Kenneth Gamet, Leslie T. White and Fred Niblo Jr., and starring Arthur Kennedy, Joan Perry, Jonathan Hale, John Ridgely, Florence Bates and Charles Trowbridge. It was released by Warner Bros. on April 19, 1941.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||D. Ross Lederman|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Written by||Kenneth Gamet|
Leslie T. White
Fred Niblo Jr.
|Music by||Howard Jackson|
|Cinematography||Allen G. Siegler|
|Edited by||Frank Magee|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
After a witness is shot and a suspect hanged in a jail cell, Police Chief Sprague decides to send Sgt. Joe Geary undercover, looking for a mysterious crime-syndicate boss responsible for ordering these murders. A story is planted by the chief that Geary is being suspended from the force, in order to help him infiltrate the mob.
Geary discovers that a police captain is the criminal mastermind. Sprague is killed, though, and Geary framed when nobody believes his story about being undercover. While jailed, his fiancée Alice Devlin works to clear his name. Geary breaks out of jail and personally goes to the reform-minded governor to prove his innocence.
- Arthur Kennedy as Sergeant Joe Geary
- Joan Perry as Alice Devlin
- Jonathan Hale as Police Chief Sprague
- John Ridgely as Tex Alexander
- Florence Bates as Katie
- Charles Trowbridge as Governor Phelps
- Cliff Clark as Police Captain Reddick
- Stanley Andrews as Lieutenant-Detective Pagle
- Howard Da Silva as Monson
- Wade Boteler as Police Captain Allen
- Ben Welden as Durkin
- Joe Downing as Benny McKaye
- Dick Rich as Big Dog
- Paul Phillips as Crips Vossen
- Joe King as Warden Morrell
- Paul Stanton as Prosecutor
- "Strange Alibi". New York Times. Retrieved November 30, 2014.