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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
Patricia Wilder ...
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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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Breathless Excitement and Racing Heart-Throbs...when a beauty with brains and a man of steel come to grips with the most dangerous gang of mail thieves yet un-hung! See more »


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Federal Offense  »

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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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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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