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Panic on the Air (1936)

A radio commentator turns sleuth in a case involving kidnap ransom, murder, and a mysterious five dollar bill.

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Jerry Franklin
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Mary Connor aka Cremer
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Andy
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Gordon
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Chief Insp. Fitzgerald (as Charles Wilson)
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Martin Danker
Wyrley Birch ...
Maj. Bliss
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Cillani
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Lefty Dugan
Eddie Lee ...
McNulty
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A radio commentator turns sleuth in a case involving kidnap ransom, murder, and a mysterious five dollar bill.

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10 April 1936 (USA)  »

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Trapped by the Wireless  »

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At the beginning of the movie, the Detroit Tigers are playing the New York Giants in the World Series. However, although the game is being played at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, the Giants are batting in the bottom of the inning. See more »

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entertaining second feature
4 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Panic on the Air" is a 1936 second feature starring Lew Ayres, Florence Rice, and Benny Baker. The plot concerns the search for a $5 bill with a code on it that leads to $200,000. It keeps changing hands. Ayres plays a radio announcer who is aggravating his sponsor, a garter company.

Everyone talks very fast in this movie, which was the style. Ayres is very energetic and fun as the announcer. What I loved were the deco sets, furnishings, and those old-fashioned phones.

Florence Rice is the pretty costar who needs that $5 bill herself.

All in all, entertaining, and moves quickly.


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