A story of the Michigan State Police and the strong sense of loyalty and duty it instills in its men. It follows the career of a newly-inducted rookie, Ross Martin, who has joined the force...
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A story of the Michigan State Police and the strong sense of loyalty and duty it instills in its men. It follows the career of a newly-inducted rookie, Ross Martin, who has joined the force at the urging of his sweetheart, Mary Adams. Martin soon distinguishes himself by his bravery in the apprehension of criminals. But when the leader of a gang of bank robbers falls into his hands and then escapes, because of carelessness on Martin's part, he is suspended from the force. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcast took place in Chicago Wednesday 7 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). After nine months on the shelf, it resurfaced in Milwaukee 5 October 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Omaha 26 December 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Philadelphia 4 January 1960, on the Late Show on WCAU (Channel 10), in Des Moines 22 February 1960 on WHO (Channel 13), in Grand Rapids 24 February 1960 on WOOD (Channel 8), in St. Louis 4 June 1960 on KMOX (Channel 4), and in Toledo 5 October 1960 on WTOL (Channel 11). See more »
Fred MacMurray and state police pursue bank robbery gang
I'd rate "Car 99" 3/4 or 7.5/10 if I could. This is a very well done cops and robbers film. The 1935 cars look great, whether parked or flying down the state roads in pursuits. Along the way, we see how the Michigan State Police used radio and dispersed police cars to blanket the state's roads to catch getaway vehicles and gangs. The story has one rollover of a speeding car that looks as good as anything done today. It also features a getaway car with some neat gimmicks like a fog/smoke emitter.
MacMurray is a new graduate who can handle himself. He and Ann Sheridan, a telephone operator, are a couple. Guy Standing, who reminds me very much of a John Barrymore character, plays a professor who is being shown the police operations by an ineffective county sheriff, the humorous Frank Craven. Another batch of humor comes from William Frawley, who was to be a major star on "I Love Lucy". MacMurray at times has a partner, a very young Dean Jagger.
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