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Wanted by the Police (1938)

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A young man, Danny, decides to get a job in order to support his mother. He's hired to work in a garage, but soon finds himself being implicated in a stolen-car racket.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Danny Murphy
Evalyn Knapp ...
Kathleen Murphy
Robert Kent ...
Policeman Mike O'Leary
Matty Fain ...
Williams
Lillian Elliott ...
Mrs. Murphy
Don Rowan ...
Sam Bernard ...
Stringer
Mauritz Hugo ...
Marty
Walter Merrill ...
Trigger
Ralph Peters ...
Jess
Thelma White ...
Lillian
Willy Castello ...
Russo
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Horace McMahon ...
Russo's Chief Henchman (unconfirmed)
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A young man, Danny, decides to get a job in order to support his mother. He's hired to work in a garage, but soon finds himself being implicated in a stolen-car racket.

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21 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Jagad av polisen  »

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Calling all Frankie Darro fans!
30 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely one for Frankie Darro's legion of fans, as young Darro is on-screen almost continuously. The only player who challenges Frankie for screen time is Lillian Elliott. For those of you who wonder why Lillian's career is studded with uncredited bits, this movie provides an explanation. Hers is a formidable but somewhat overpowering presence. On the other hand, the movie's nominal heroine, the lovely Evalyn Knapp, hardly figures in the action at all. And as far as third- billed Robert Kent is concerned, he may as well not have been cast in this quickie. It's Frankie, Lillian and Matty Fain who do all the running. Admittedly, when young Frankie and stocky Lillian are not hogging the screen, there is some good, fast chase action footage along the way – though I suspect some of it is stock. Directed in a thoroughly routine style by Howard Bretherton, this Wanted will mostly be unwanted by everyone except diminutive Darro's keenest fans. Available on a very good Alpha DVD.


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