Bank Alarm (1937)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  7 June 1937 (USA)
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An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a rash of bank robberies. What he doesn't know is that his sister is the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader.



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Complete credited cast:
Eleanor Hunt ...
Vince Barnett ...
Wheeler Oakman ...
Nat Carr ...
Frank Milan ...
Jerry Turner
Wilma Francis ...
Kay O'Connor
William L. Thorne ...
Police Inspector J. C. Macy (as William Thorn)
Charles Delaney ...
Henchman Duke
Phil Dunham ...
Leon Curtis, Bank Clerk (as Philip Dunham)
Sidney D'Albrook ...
Coroner (as Syd D'Albrook)
Pat Gleason ...
Henchman Barney
Wilson Benge ...
Overman, Bank Bookkeeper
Henry Roquemore ...
Nevada Sheriff
Ed Schaefer ...


An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a rash of bank robberies. What he doesn't know is that his sister is the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader. Written by

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THEY SMASHED A MILLION DOLLAR CRIME RING! (original ad -all caps0 See more »


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Release Date:

7 June 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte aux banques  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The last of four features featuring Conrad Nagel as Federal Agent Alan O'Connor and Eleanor Hunt as Bobbie Reynolds. See more »


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Conrad Nagel-- Lightly Accented Boring G-Man
31 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Conrad Nagel is trying to get a line on a gang of gangsters. Can he figure out the connection between Carelli's night club and all the BANK ALARMs going off in Southwest, or will he be stymied by his really stupid photographer sidekick?

This snooze of a B-movie has all the stuff you expect in a B. A really dumb sidekick. A police force worthy of Mack Sennett. A smooth talking super genius as lead detective, who suavely insults the buffoons leading the local police force. And a gangster named Corelli. The one thing it does not have is a compelling plot, since the scriptwriters decided to go for a rather bland police procedural plot, where the villains and the plot developments are easy to guess. The result is one of those under 60 minute movies that feels like a three hour epic. The only thing noteworthy is how genuinely awful the comic relief is, and how much of the running time is wasted on it. Nagel, at least, does not humiliate himself with a lousy performance, but that is the only good thing here.

Nobody should waste their time on this movie.

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