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Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 4 December 1936 (USA)
Postal Investigators Tom and Doris follow a trail from a mail robbery on the East Coast to Los Angeles using a letter sent by General Delivery to "Jane Turner". When the letter (with loads ... See full summary »

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Tom Mallory
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Doris Martin
Ann Preston ...
Jane Turner (as Judith Blake)
John McGuire ...
Jerry Turner
Frank M. Thomas ...
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Phil Crowley
Irene Franklin ...
Ruby Winston
Patricia Wilder ...
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Marge Sanders - Posing as Jane Turner
Willard Robertson ...
Walter Davies
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Postal Investigators Tom and Doris follow a trail from a mail robbery on the East Coast to Los Angeles using a letter sent by General Delivery to "Jane Turner". When the letter (with loads of cash in it) is picked up by a woman whose name is also Jane Turner both the cops and the robbers are on her trail. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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WARNING TO CROOKS...DON'T FOOL WITH THE U. S. MAIL! (original Herald-all caps) See more »


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Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Frank Conroy (Eddie Parsons), Robert Warwick (Lansing), Maxine Jennings (Babe), Alan Curtis (Bill), Edward Gargan (Mike), Landers Stevens (Norris) and Vivien Oakland (Mrs. Norris). The characters of Eddie Parsons, Lansing, Babe, Mike and Norris were played by other actors. See more »

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Remade as Lady Scarface (1941) See more »

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Odd scenes make it a keeper
24 August 2014 | by (Ann Arbor, Mi) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's a typical Lee Tracy film. It's as fast paced, and as much fun as most of his films of the period are. But, there are a lot of subplots, and unusual scenes, that make it rise above the ordinary. The marriage by mail con has been mentioned, as has the crooked dog catcher. Another is the little old guy who comes to the PO every day, expecting a letter from his son. The whole seeing the public through the eyes of the PO worker in the window bit is a marvelous slice of life of the day. The film also has one of the strangest "interrogation" scenes I've ever seen. Three cops work on a suspect by being annoying, all psychological, no rough stuff at all. Great stuff. I also loved the art deco interior hallway in Tracy and Stuart's hotel. They don't make 'em like that any more. I think this film is a keeper.


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