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Illegal Traffic (1938)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 November 1938 (USA)
G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an ... See full summary »

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Carol Butler
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Charles Bent Martin
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Marie Arden
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Jigger
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Steve (as Larry Crabbe)
George McKay ...
Frank 'Old Man' Butler
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Silk Patterson
Phil Warren ...
Dittmar (as Phillip Warren)
Sheila Darcy ...
Mathilde
Dolores Casey ...
Mamie
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Cagey Miller (as Richard Stanley)
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Davis
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Windy
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Dalton
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G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an old friend, whom he once barnstormed in an air circus, Martin joins the gang as a pilot. He becomes interested in Carol Butler, a beautiful girl involved with the gang through the activities of her ne'er-do-well father. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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gang | transport | pilot | loot | getaway | See All (88) »

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SMASHING EXPOSE! (original Herald-all caps) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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3 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trafic illégal  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Fast paced Paramount vehicle

I am very surprised not to have commented this little crime flick yet. But I am dead sure that I have done it for other Paramount crime programmers from this very era, starring the likes of the early Tony Quinn, Lloyd Nolan, J Caroll Naish, Buster Crabbe. The topic are nearly always the same, I agree, but they are all pretty good time wasters, fast paced in the pure Warner Bros style with Jimmy Cagney or Eddy Robinson. The main directors for those films were mainly Louis King and Bob Florey. No surprise here, folks, just the atmosphere if you like it, not more but that's far enough for me. Just enjoy.

There were others of those little flicks. I am sure they are available some where.


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