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Young Dynamite (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 15 December 1937 (USA)
A young, newly-appointed rookie state trooper, John Shields, is celebrating with his sister Jane, his younger brother Freddie and Tom Marlin, Jane's fiancé and also a trooper, when they ... See full summary »

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Freddie Shields
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Tom Marlin
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Jane Shields
Willy Castello ...
Flash Slavin (as William Castello)
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John Shields
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Spike Dolan
Pat Gleason ...
Joseph 'Butch' Barker
Frank Austin ...
Endenberry / Doc Clark
Frank Sarasino ...
Tony - the Peddler / Rankin - U.S. Secret Service
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A young, newly-appointed rookie state trooper, John Shields, is celebrating with his sister Jane, his younger brother Freddie and Tom Marlin, Jane's fiancé and also a trooper, when they hear over the radio that two bandits have just killed a lawyer and his watchman. John and Tom set out in their patrol cars in hopes of capturing the killers, followed by Freddie who hopes some day to qualify as a trooper. Freddie encounters the two two bandits, Spike Doland and Butch and manages to get away with the bag of gold they had stolen. While chasing Freddie they are recognized by John who they kill when he tries to arrest them. Freddie then takes matters into his own hands in seeking to capture the killers of his brother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast was Saturday 9 October 1948 on WATV, New York City. See more »

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Fast-moving little film with nice characters.
1 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A good little programmer with a likable cast, just under an hour long. Enjpyable films, for me, are about people I would like to have as friends, and these "second features" seldom disappoint. Frankie Darro's character is very admirable, Charlotte Henry is demure as always, and the bad guys are true to form -- one even wearing a black shirt and white tie! I enjoyed looking at the old cars, old radios, and getting a glimpse of Southern California as it was many years ago. One could say that about most old movies; even so, this one was very nice for a Sunday afternoon. The film's values are sound and the acting is convincing. Charlotte Henry's name will live as long as there are W.C. Fields fans (she has the title role in "Alice in Wonderland"; he plays Humpty Dumpty!) and Laurel & Hardy enthusiasts (she can be seen every Christmas in "March of the Wooden Soldiers"), and it's fun to recognize her in these little low-budget films as well.


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