Stars: 4 / 5
Recommendation: A fast-paced investigative story by two reporters who solve a complicated case and at the same time bring down a whole slew of corrupted officials. Easy to watch, thoroughly entertaining and leaving you with a smile at the end.
Born for Trouble is a 1942 American crime drama starring Van Johnson and Faye Emerson in the lead roles. Originally released as Murder in the Big House, it was re-released as Born for Trouble in 1945 following the wedding of Emerson's marriage to the then President Roosevelt's son Elliott Roosevelt.
Young reporters Bert Bell (portrayed by Van Johnson) and Gladys Wayne (portrayed by Faye Emerson) take on the assignment of another top investigative reporter, "Scoop" Conner (portrayed by George Meeker), and find themselves looking at the body of death row inmate, "Dapper Dan" Malloy (portrayed by Michael Ames). They have their suspicions on the supposed "death by lightning" report by Warden Bevins (portrayed by William Gould) and start their own investigation. Little do they know that they would unravel a long trail of corruption and murder.( Collapse )