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The Man in Blue (1937)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 30 May 1937 (USA)
A police officer who kills a thief during the commission of a robbery takes on the responsibility of raising the man's son.



(story "The Cop"), (screenplay)


Cast overview:
Frankie Loomis aka Fankie Dunne
Martin Dunne
June Hanson
Willie Loomis
The 'Professor'
Mrs. Dunne
Frankie as a Boy (as Billy Burrud)
Aggie Herring ...
Frederick Burton ...
Parke Lewis
Herbert Corthell ...
Patrolman Pat Casey
District Attorney
Henchman 'Dutch'


When Frankie Loomis' father, a petty thief, is killed in a shootout with Police Officer Martin Dunne, Frankie is adopted by Dunne and his wife, but is unaware that his foster-father was the one who had killed his father, albeit only in self-defense after being shot at from ambush. Frankie grows up to be a fine young man and has a job as a bank teller. Then, after serving several years in prison, Frankie's vindictive uncle Willie shows up and expresses amazement at finding a Loomis family-member working in a bank...during daylight hours. He then tells his nephew that his foster-father was the man who killed his real-father. Frankie is so upset that he makes an honest mistake with an account and it appears to the bank president, Parke Lewis, to have been an intentional theft-attempt and Frankie is fired. Uncle Willie, with intent to get revenge on Martin Dunne, then gets Frankie framed for the robbery of the bank. Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

30 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Astúcia Contra Força  »

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(original release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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