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Larceny on the Air (1937)

Passed  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  11 January 1937 (USA)
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Dr. Lawrence Baxter, working with the Bureau of Pure Foods and Drugs, uses radio broadcasts to expose a number of fraudulent patient medicines, with his bitterest attacks being aimed at ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Livingston ...
Grace Bradley ...
Jean Sterling
Willard Robertson ...
Inspector 'Mac' McDonald
Pierre Watkin ...
Kennedy
Smiley Burnette ...
Jimmy
Granville Bates ...
Prof. Rexford Sterling
William Newell ...
Andrews
Byron Foulger ...
Pete Andorka
Wilbur Mack ...
F. J. Thompson (as Willard Mack)
Matty Fain ...
Burke
Josephine Whittell ...
Nurse Nelson
Charles Timblin ...
Swain
Billy Griffith ...
Kellogg (as William H. Griffith)
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Announcer (as De Wolf Hopper)
Frank Du Frane ...
Golden
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Dr. Lawrence Baxter, working with the Bureau of Pure Foods and Drugs, uses radio broadcasts to expose a number of fraudulent patient medicines, with his bitterest attacks being aimed at Kennedy Radium Products the manufacturer of a tonic called 'Radium Rejuvenating Tablets," which Baxter claims is a slow cause of death. This leads the manufacturer to try every means to defeat and discredit the young doctor. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Starts off well but then kind of fizzles
9 November 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I decided to watch this B-movie because I liked the premise--people selling quack medicines and a radio doctor who crusades against them. Imagine--so-called 'medical professionals' making their medicines out of radium (a highly toxic substance) and selling it to dying people as a miracle cure!! This caught my attention early on and that is why it was so disappointing when the plot degenerated from this noble idea to a pretty standard (and silly) detective-type film. That occurs when the crusading doctor infiltrates the mob responsible for this quackery--something that made absolutely no sense at all--especially because everyone knew he was this crusader. In addition, why did they put a B-western sidekick (Smiley Burnett) in this film? It was a serious topic yet Burnett kept popping his goofy face in scenes where it made no sense at all. Overall, despite a nice premise, the film turned from a good film to a stupid film very quickly. Watchable...but that is all.


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