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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 ...
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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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Tough Female Cop Rounds Up The Kidnappers
22 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grant Withers Dad is HELD FOR RANSOM, and continues to be held even though the playboy son has paid up. Is Junior in on the job, or is he merely a red herring to be married off to the cute G-Girl heroine in the last reel?

This B-minus movie is an unexpected pleasure, not just because of the 1930s location scenery of a rather handsome tourist town, but because it moves quickly and does not entirely telegraph who is a good guy and who is a bad guy from moment one. Also, harking back to the days of Pearl White, the movie features an athletic woman lead who breaks the case without too much help from the guys. The ending is a little bit of a letdown, as our heroine is pushed aside at the very end, and then is forced to participate in a somewhat random montage of stock footage. But, with this small exception, this is worth seeing for those who like old B flicks.


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