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Held for Ransom (1938)

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The kidnappers of Herbert Scott have been paid the demanded ransom but have not returned Scott. The police chief suspects Larry Scott, the spendthrift nephew, but an opposing view is held ... See full summary »

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Blanche Mehaffey ...
Grant Withers ...
Larry Scott
Bruce Warren ...
Don
Jack Mulhall ...
Morrison
Kenneth Harlan ...
McBride
Harry Harvey ...
Mole
Eddie Foster ...
Joe (as Edward Foster)
Walter McGrail ...
Donnelly
Moore Marriott ...
Hathaway (as George Moore)
Robert McKenzie ...
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The kidnappers of Herbert Scott have been paid the demanded ransom but have not returned Scott. The police chief suspects Larry Scott, the spendthrift nephew, but an opposing view is held by Morrison, federal operator in charge of the case. He assigns Betty Mason, his best woman operative, to the case. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MEET MISS FEDERAL AGENT! She starts where all others fall! (original poster) See more »


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17 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Fuoco al mulino  »

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The ship Betty and Larry take for their honeymoon in Hawaii was the recently refurbished and renamed SS Matsonia, now all first class. See more »

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10 February 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Confusingly plotted and edited, 'Held For Ransom' rather amusingly plows through piles and piles of backstory (mainly through screaming headlines) about a top exec's kidnapping. Soon, the cops and G-men are all on the case. Problem is, you have to really pay attention to who is what, who's the bad guy and who's the good guy. As a matter of fact, when an informant is gotten rid of at the beginning of the movie, you don't know whether he's a good guy or bad guy, and whether the people rubbing him out are too. Soon, a female G.I. is dispatched on the case and she proceeds to help figure out the case of where the exec is, the ransom money that has disappeared, while carefully avoiding the lusty stares of some police flackey.. By the end, you sort of know what's going on, and it all ends rather movie serialishly. Key notes here, it's nice to have a female heroine for a movie like this.. Also, check out the classic crane scoop game in the hotel scene! Classic!


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