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Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  4 December 1936 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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 ...
Banks
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Phil Crowley
Irene Franklin ...
Ruby Winston
Patricia Wilder ...
Babe
Barbara Pepper ...
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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4 December 1936 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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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Post Office G-Man and female assistant spoil mail robbers
29 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was made in 1936, so it is of course very dated. However, I found it to be funny and it had enough action to keep me interested. I like that fact that it's about a little known federal law enforcement agency that doesn't get enough credit (The U.S. Postal Inspection Service). They were around long before the FBI, IRS agents and Secret Service and carried guns back when the FBI could not. It's worth checking out. I don't know any of the actors in this film. I think the lead male plays it mostly for laughs and the lead female is pretty enough and helps him carry it off. I'm pretty sure the L.A. Post Office depicted in the film is the actual Terminal Annex post office in L.A. right next to Grand Central Station and a short walk from Olvera Street.


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