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Postal Inspector (1936)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  16 August 1936 (USA)
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Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

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Credited cast:
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Inspector Bill Davis
Patricia Ellis ...
Connie Larrimore
Michael Loring ...
Charlie Davis
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Gregory Benez
Wallis Clark ...
Inspector Gil Pottle
Arthur Loft ...
Inspector Gene Richards
David Oliver ...
'Butch'
Guy Usher ...
Evans
Bill Burrud ...
Billy, The Boy (as Billy Burrud)
Harry Beresford ...
Ritter
Spencer Charters ...
Grumpy
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Alfonso Corelli ...
Man calming crowd in night club
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Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

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The Daring Exploits of Secret Agents of the Mail Service!

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Crime | Drama

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16 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Inspetor Postal  »

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Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Interesting in several ways
24 August 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

At heart, this is a 1930's B movie with a fair story and some interesting aspects. There are the usual characters: the straight-laced older brother, the reckless younger brother, the beautiful nightclub singer, and the criminal nightclub owner--plus an array or unnecessary comic relief characters.

What sets it apart is that it is part propaganda for the U.S. Post Office Department (as there were similar films promoting the FBI, Coast Guard, etc.) Cortez (the postal inspector) and Lugosi (the nightclub owner), not the most subtle of actors, are pretty restrained here.

Also interesting is that about half the movie takes place during a disastrous flood (which doesn't affect the electrical system, it seems) and includes some interesting stock footage of floods from the period. So instead of ending with a car chase, there is boat chase through flooded city streets. I was left wondering how those scenes were filmed--did Universal really flood streetscapes for a B movie? However it was done, it looks realistic.

All in all, worth watching if you are a fan of 1930's movies.


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