“Irish Luck” is anAmerican film directed by Howard Bretherton. The film is also known as “Amateur Detective” in the United Kingdom. Buzzy O’Brien is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother. Buzzy and his pal Jefferson manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown’s story “Death Hops the Bells.”
Directed by Howard Bretherton, Scott R. Dunlap (supervising producer) and Grant Withers (associate producer), written by Charles M. Brown (story) and Mary McCarthy (screenplay), starring Frankie Darro as Buzzy O’Brien, Dick Purcell as Steve Lanahan, Lillian Elliott as Mrs. O’Brien, Dennis Moore as Jim Monahan, James Flavin as Hotel Detective Fluger, Sheila Darcy as Kitty Monahan, Mantan Moreland as Jefferson, Ralph Peters as Detective Jenkins, Tristram Coffin as Mr. Mace – Hotel Desk Clerk, Pat Gleason as Banning – Bond Robber, Gene O’Donnell as Bond Robber, Donald Kerr as Reporter, Howard M. Mitchell as Hotel Manager and Aloha Wray as Dancer.
Source: “Irish Luck (1939 film)” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 11 May 2013. Web. 23 June 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Luck_(1939_film).