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Federal Man-Hunt (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 26 December 1938 (USA)
By a daring ruse and inside help, Pete Rennick, a noted criminal behind bars on federal charges, escapes from the prison, and all of the law-agencies and local police are out to catch him ... See full summary »

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Anne Lawrence
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Pete Rennick
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Damon Lauber
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Goldie
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Snuffy Deegan
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Hawlings
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Archie Kilgore
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Sylvester 'Scoop' Banning
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Mrs. Ganter
Frank Conklin ...
Mr. Beeber
Gene Pearson ...
Joe Hawlings
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By a daring ruse and inside help, Pete Rennick, a noted criminal behind bars on federal charges, escapes from the prison, and all of the law-agencies and local police are out to catch him with roadblocks and every car searched, but the escapee gets away. Bill Hasford, a private detective, investigating a racket finds it leads to the wanted man, and has the biggest adventure of his career. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Criminales a raya  »

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Exciting little gem

I am very happy to have, at last, caught this rare noir from the USA. I must admit that I never miss a Nick Grinde's movie, as I do with the likes of Robert Florey, Phil Rosen and other William Nigh. Grade B products from the thirties and forties. Fast, short and vivid stories that never make you bored. This one is not an exception. Long Horn, as usual, gave us the topic and this thrilling chase all over the country to escape from the police justifies not to miss this little gem.

Of course, there is no much surprise in it, but it gives us what we may expect.

There are more Nick Grinde's films to purchase. Much searching work for me.


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