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Pursuit (1935)

Passed  -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  9 August 1935 (USA)
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"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Rush, the secretary of the head of a ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Mr. 'Mitch' Mitchell
Maxine Bush
Scotty Beckett ...
Donald McCoy 'Donny' Smith
Thomas 'Tom' Reynolds
C. Henry Gordon ...
Nick Shawn
Dorothy Peterson ...
Mrs. McCoy
Granville Bates ...
Auto Camp Proprietor
Minor Watson ...
Harold Huber ...
Dewey Robinson ...
Erville Alderson ...


"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Rush, the secretary of the head of a private-detective agency who has been hired to care for the kid until the suit is over. Written by Les Adams <>

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Romance gets a move on in this mad, merry comedy of the open road! (original ad) See more »


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9 August 1935 (USA)  »

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20.000 Dollar Belohnung  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In the part where Maxine crawls out from under the hay, the negligible amount of straw fibers clinging to her cap and clothing is inconsistent with somebody who's just been buried under hay. Also, the left collar point of her blouse changes from being neatly tucked under the top of her jacket, to being out, flapping in the breeze. See more »

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Decent for Morris Fans
13 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pursuit (1935)

** (out of 4)

A pilot (Chester Morris) is asked by a woman (Sally Eilers) to take a small child (Scotty Beckett) across the border into Mexico so that his mother doesn't lose him in a custody battle with his evil aunt. The pilot agrees to do it for the money but soon he begins to grow fond of both the child and woman. This was a fairly decent "B" picture that features a nice cast doing fine work but the film would eventually run out of steam before it could really pack any sort of punch. Being a major fan of Morris added some entertainment as he is a constant joy to watch. The screenplay offers him very little but he manages to have some nice comic touches and his chemistry with Eilers is right on the mark. Former Our Gang star Beckett certainly delivers a lot of charm and cuteness in his role as the kid and it's rather shocking to see the young kid here who would grow up to have a very destructive lifestyle. After seeing him here it's still rather shocking to see how his life would end. The film has a lot going on in the first thirty-minutes and this is where the film is at its most charming. Everything possible happens and the director keeps everything moving at a fast pace but things come crashing down when Henry Travers character enters the film. After this things slow down and eventually crash at the end. The most shocking thing is the ending where we see the three stars in blackface.

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