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Postal Inspector (1936)

Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

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Inspector Bill Davis
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Connie Larrimore
Michael Loring ...
Charlie Davis
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Gregory Benez
Wallis Clark ...
Inspector Gil Pottle
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Inspector Gene Richards
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'Butch'
Guy Usher ...
Evans
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Billy, The Boy (as Billy Burrud)
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Ritter
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Grumpy
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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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Music by Irving Actman
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Not great, but since it's so short it isn't that bad.
20 February 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for one reason--Bela Lugosi. He was not the star of the film, but Ricardo Cortez--a man, who like Lugosi, was in a very lean time in his career--being forced to appear in lesser and lesser films. Both of the men were a long way from their glory days but both dealt with it in a very, very different way. Cortez would soon quit Hollywood and establish a very successful career on Wall Street. Lugosi, conversely, left Universal after this film and began appearing in even crappier films for smaller studios--the so-called "Poverty Row" studios such as Monogram.

This film is an oddity because it's both a crime movie AND musical! Cortez investigates various scams that go through the mail. Eventually his path took him to Lugosi and a pretty young singer that works for him (Patricia Ellis). None of it was particularly great--and I found myself dozing off again and again.

If you are looking for a horror film or a movie that is going to offer some thrills, try another movie. The film isn't terrible...just not all that great, either.


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