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Let 'em Have It (1935)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 17 May 1935 (USA)
Young Federal gang-busters in action, with pauses for romance.

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Eleanor Spencer
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Aunt Ethel
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Joe Keefer
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Van Rensseler
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Buddy Spencer
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Barbara
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Tex
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Mr. Keefer
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Lola
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We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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G Men go after vicious killer
3 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Let 'em have It' was released in 1935, the same year as "G Men" starring James Cagney. Both films celebrate the exploits of law men working for the newly formed FBI under J. Edgar Hoover. Our heroes are played by Richard Arlen, Harvey Stephens, and Gordon Jones, with Virginia Bruce in the female lead.

The early part is typical of the time, showing the FBI recruits undergoing training in detection methods, shooting skills, etc. The movie gains momentum when they go after vicious gang leader Joe Keefer, very menacingly played by Bruce Cabot. Keefer is on the lam and forces a doctor to change his face by plastic surgery. When the bandages come off - wow! It's worth the price of admission.


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