Who Done It?

1941

Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
Cast:
Bud Abbott .... Chick Larkin
Lou Costello .... Mervin Q. Milgrim
Patric Knowles .... Jimmy Turner
William Gargan .... Lt. Moran
Louise Allbritton .... Jane Little
Thomas Gomez .... Col. J.R. Andrews
William Bendix .... Det. Brannigan
Don Porter .... Art Fraser
Jerome Cowan .... Marco Heller
Mary Wickes .... Juliet Collins
Ludwig Stössel .... Dr. Anton Marek

 

Louise Allbritton

Date of birth (location)3 July 1920, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Date of death (details)16 February 1979

In a kinder world, vivacious film actress Louise Allbritton would have inherited the "screwball comedy" mantle vacated by the late Carole Lombard. Alas, Louise went straight from Pasadena Playhouse to the "B" mills of Universal Pictures, a studio notorious for its mishandling of unique talents. Her best starring assignment during her Universal years was the whimsical heroine in the captivating comedy San Diego I Love You (1945). By 1948, however, Louise was mired in "other woman" and secondary roles; she is quite good in this capacity in Universal's The Egg and I (1947), but the film's best lines and bits of business went to stars Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Louise Allbritton retired from films in 1949, spending the rest of her life traversing the globe in the company of her husband, peripatetic CBS news correspondent Charles Collingwood. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide