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Dan Foster
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Portia Merriman
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Earle Condon
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Elizabeth Manners
Ruth Donnelly ...
Jane Wilkins
Barbara Pepper ...
Evelyn
Clarence Kolb ...
John Condon
Anthony Marsh ...
Richard Conlan
Paul Stanton ...
Judge
George Cooper ...
Efe
John Kelly ...
Hank
Hobart Bosworth ...
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Ian Maclaren ...
Father Caslez
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Barker
Bob Murphy ...
Inspector
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Will Not Interest Children!

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8 November 1937 (USA)  »

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Defesa de Mãe  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Oscar-nominated film exists at UCLA.
31 July 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is one of a dozen or so Republic films that exist solely as preservation prints at UCLA. It is not available to the public for viewing. UCLA holds two copies, one complete and one missing one reel. The film was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Original Musical Score.


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