Directed by Ben Stoloff
Produced by Edward Small
Written by Gertrude Purcell
Ernest Pagano
Based on play by Harry Seagall
Starring Jack Oakie
Ann Sothern
Cinematography Joseph H. August
Edited by William Hamilton
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
July 16, 1937
Running time
75 mins
Country USA
Language English

Super-Sleuth is a 1937 film.[1] It was an early lead role for Jack Oakie.[2]


A movie detective believes he actually has the skills to solve a real life case. Bill Martin's boasts irritate the real detectives of the Los Angeles police, as well as studio publicist Mary Strand, who loves Bill but doesn't appreciate the actor's arrogance.

A mysterious killer known as the "Poison Pen" decides to murder Bill, annoyed with his last movie. Bill and Mary go to amateur sleuth Professor Herman for advice, unaware that the professor and the murderer are one and the same.

By mistake, movie co-star Ralph Waring is killed by the Poison Pen, and stand-in Larry Frank is suspected of the crime. To save Bill from the killer and from himself, Mary arranges for him to be locked up, but the gullible bill gets Professor Herman to bail him out of jail. Mary and the cops come to his rescue just in time.



  1. Super-Sleuth at TCMDB
  2. HAL MOHR TO DIRECT "CLASS PROPHECY;" JACK OAKIE CAST AS "SUPER SLEUTH": Bernadene Hayes Tested for "Stella Dallas;" Beauties in McLaglen Film Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 14 Nov 1936: 10.

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