Dopey film that is a hybrid of two genres from the thirties and early forties: the screwball comedy and the murder mystery. If this sounds a bit like The Thin Man (1934), then you are not far wrong - undoubtedly the team of William Powell and Myrna Loy were a model for this film's Brian Aherne and Loretta Young. Aherne is a mystery writer himself (who also seems to like a drink, a la Powell) and Young is his wife who rents a Greenwich Village basement apartment to provide him with more ambience for his creative process. When a dead body turns up in their garden, we are introduced to a number of suspects from the same apartment building, all of whom seem to be sharing a secret - and perhaps a guilty one! When Sidney Toler (the second Charlie Chan) shows up as a police detective, you know we are in genre territory. Unfortunately, despite engaging performances from Aherne and Young, the whole thing feels a bit flat.