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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
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Banks
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Phil Crowley
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Ruby Winston
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Babe
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Marge Sanders - Posing as Jane Turner
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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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The watchdogs of the U. S. Mail are on the trail of crime! Romance rides a bristling trail of peril! See more »


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4 December 1936 (USA)  »

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Federal Offense  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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The director credit is missing from TCM's print, which also lists the title of the movie as "Wanted! Jane Turner". 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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