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Chick Carter, Detective Chapter 06: Chick Carter's Quest

Chick Carter, Detective is a 1946 Columbia film serial in 15 chapters. Columbia could not afford the rights to produce a Nick Carter serial so they made Chick Carter, Detective about his son instead. This was based on the radio series Chick Carter, Boy Detective.

The film starred Lyle Talbot as Chick Carter, Douglas Fowley as Rusty Farrell, Julie Gibson as Sherry Marvin, Pamela Blake as Ellen Dale, Eddie Acuff as Spud Warner, and Robert Elliott as Dan Rankin.

Detective Chick Carter (Lyle Talbot) finds himself in a complex case when Sherry Martin (Julie Gibson), a singer at the Century Club, reports the robbery of the famous Blue Diamond, owned by Joe Carney (Charles King), the owner of the nightclub. Joe planned the theft in order to pay a debt to Nick Pollo (George Meeker) with the $100,000 insurance money he would collect. Sherry double-crossed Joe by wearing an imitation one, while she threw the real one, hidden in a cotton snowball, to Nick during the floor show. But Spud Warner (Eddie Acuff), a newspaper photographer, there with newspaper reporter Rusty Farrell (Douglas Fowley), takes a snowball from her basket and Nick receives an empty one. The Blue Diamond disappears. Aided by a private investigator, Ellen Dale (Pamela Blake), Chick finds himself pitted against the criminals searching for the missing Blue Diamond . . .

Lyle Talbot as Chick Carter
Douglas Fowley as Rusty Farrell
Julie Gibson as Sherry Marvin
Pamela Blake as Ellen Dale
Eddie Acuff as Spud Warner
Robert Elliot as Dan Rankin
George Meeker as Nick Pollo
Leonard Penn as Vasky
Charles King as Joe Carney
Jack Ingram as Mack
Joel Friedkin as Jules Hoyt
Eddie Parker as Frank Sharp

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