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Writer:
Wyndham Gittens (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 August 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A professor invents a radium tube that makes internal combustion engines stop running. He and his invention are captured by a gang of robbers. A federal agent is sent to rescue him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tim McCoy ... Tim Caverly
Claudia Dell ... Natalie Brent
Walter Miller ... Dawson
Wheeler Oakman ... Kincaid
James P. Burtis ... Henry Brownlee (as Jimmy Burtis)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Professor Brent
Dick Curtis ... Henchman Charlie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
May Beatty ... Landlady (uncredited)
C.V. Bussey ... Bill (uncredited)
Jack Casey ... Henchman Mac (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham ... Justice Agent (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Henchman Shorty (uncredited)
John Webb Dillon ... Detective on Plane (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Henchman (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Justice Agent (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Justice Chief Anderson (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman Ramon (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope ... Radio Operator (uncredited)

Slim Whitaker ... Henchman Frank (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Tim Toomey, Gunman in Los Angeles (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sam Newfield 
 
Writing credits
Wyndham Gittens (screenplay)

Produced by
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer (as Sig Neufeld)
Leslie Simmonds .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh (photography)
 
Film Editing by
John English  (as Jack English)
 
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William A. O'Connor .... assistant director (as Bill O'Connor)
 
Sound Department
Hans Weeren .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Ken Strickfaden .... special electronics effects (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joseph O'Donnell .... story editor (as Jos. O'Donnell)
 
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Runtime:
60 min
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #2287)

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Continuity: The aircraft shown to be taking the team of government agents to Tim's assistance is a single-engine monoplane. However, the aircraft shown to be landing minutes later is a tri-motor transport.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Sky Bandits (1940)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Real McCoy!, 16 January 2006
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

When a woman finds out that a plane which has crashed in the forests in Shiloh, she immediately pulls out another clipping about her father inventing a new ray (but not a new Bob) and immediately, not really too sure how, puts the two together that they're related. And she's right! Bag guys have kidnapped her father so that the ray machine (which makes a LOT of noise) can bring planes carrying loot down from the sky (you know this is happening when the plane sound effects go off and on). FORTUNATELY, Tim Mccoy, still wearing the biggest cowboy hat ever known to man, is also going to Shiloh to check things out! Will they figure out the mystery of why planes are going down in the area before the plane full of G.I.'s to help Mccoy in the mystery is affected by the ray? (why would they take a plane in the first place?), will Dad and Daughter reunite? Will Mccoy ever aim his gun? Tune in to find out. Well, you don't have to. It's not much of a movie, lots of implausibilities. Fortunately, Mccoy is always a hoot, and the hybrid of Western / Sci Fi is always interesting.

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