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Car 99 (1935)

Approved | | Action, Thriller, Crime | 2 March 1935 (USA)
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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trooper Ross Martin
Mary Adams
John Vilker, alias Prof. Anthony
Nan Vilker (as Marina Schubert in France)
Trooper Jim Burton
Training Sgt. Barrel
Sheriff Peter Arnot
Granny Adams
Trooper Captain Ryan
Whitey (as Joe Sauers)
Eddy Chandler ...
Trooper Haynes
Trooper Blatzky (as Douglas Blackley)
Trooper Carney
Trooper Jamison (as Del Cambre)


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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Super charged drama with every thrilling incident an actual case...right from the padlocked files of the Michigan State Police (original ad) See more »


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2 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Pistas Secretas  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Slapstick Motorbike Cops Versus a Kingpin of Crime
30 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Although early Paramount programmers are something of a rarity in DVD stores, "Car 99" (1936) does not exactly fill us with super enthusiasm, despite the superb presence of super-charismatic Marina Schubert, who easily steals the acting honors from suave "innocent", Sir Guy Standing, homey Ann Sheridan and brash newcomer, Fred MacMurray. Ostensibly a thriller, the movie more often turns into a slapstick charade. In fact, director Charles Barton (in this, his second film, he is obviously out to duplicate his excellent debut with "Wagon Wheels") utilizes his comparatively large budget by trying to pack in too much material too fast for comfortable viewing. The blustering performances of William Frawley, Charles C. Wilson and even MacMurray himself on occasion, don't help. The film actually improves on second sight where one can appreciate the more leisurely approach of players like Ann Sheridan, Dean Jagger, James Craven, Robert Kent and John Howard to this uneasy blend of farce, frolic, high-speed bike and car chases, mild detection, alluring moll, stop-at-nothing gangsters and crime.

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