Bayard Thatcher is blackmailing the family into which he has married. He demands $25,000 by the next night or else he will tell about shady deals and family skeletons. That is the price the... See full summary »
In January of 1962, 29 East Berliners escaped to West Berlin via a tunnel they had dug beneath the Berlin Wall, led by Erwin Becker, a chauffeur in the car pool of the East Germany ... See full summary »
Duke Regan is the hight-pressure, irresponsible promotions/marketing/press agent at the Ritz Hotel. He gets the taste of the home cooking done by the mother of Marcia Jaynos, but thinks it ... See full summary »
William C. McGann
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William C. McGann
Horatio Gillingwater, a hen-pecked husband of long standing, takes up boozing and begins to wear the family pants and take charge of family matters, including aiding the romance of his daughter, Lois, with Jerry Wayne.
Dan Crackett, Secret Service Agent, is looking for a counterfeit money ring. He has tracked the stolen plates to somewhere in Mexico. In Washington, Saxby sends Brass Bancroft to El Paso to team up with Dan. They make plans to meet in a gambling saloon in Mexico called the 'Silver Slipper'. It is there that the gang kills Dan and pins the murder on Brass. Brass, with the help of Gabby and Elaine, must stay out of jail so that he can find where the press is working and who is behind the counterfeit bills. Written by
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Ronald Reagan, as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves and a superb horseman, insisted on doing his own riding and stunts. See more »
When Reagan's Brass Bancroft is hiding underwater from the Mexican police using a hollow reed to breath, the underwater shots of him show the depth of the water to reach almost as high as the pursuing policeman's chest, but the above-the-water shots show the cop in water that is just only slightly above his knees, clearly to shallow for Bancroft to be hiding. See more »
You see, Mr. Bancroft, the secrets of true success is to overlook nothing.
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In his first autobiography, "Where's the Rest of Me," Ronald Reagan told of one movie, which he carefully avoided naming, that he feared would destroy his career -- and that of everyone else connected.
He begged Warner Brothers not to release it, but the studio promised only not to allow distribution around Los Angeles.
Surprisingly, even that promise was broken. (Who'd a-thunk a studio would break a promise?) Reagan told of walking by a theater where it was playing and having the ticket seller say, "You should be ashamed."
It was this movie.
Actually, it's not only not that bad, it's pretty darn good.
"Code of the Secret Service" moves! As someone said of another entry in the series, it almost looks like a serial re-edited into a feature.
There is one scene, though, Reagan mentioned in "Rest" at which I laughed out loud because I remembered his describing it all those years ago. I will say only that, when you watch "Code," pay close attention to the Spanish-English dictionary Brass gets from Gabby.
The director and script supervisor, though, did a smooth job on another scene, where Gabby wins a bet from one of the Mexican soldiers.
Another point to watch for: According to the opening titles, the first two "Brass Bancroft" films were based on writings by W.H. Moran, a former chief of the Secret Service.
Also be on the lookout for some outstanding character actors, including the wonderful Chris-Pin Martin and Martin Garralaga.
And Moroni Olsen gets one of his biggest parts. He was a fine actor in more than a hundred roles, and was working right up to his final year.
Finally, there is some really nice Mexican-sounding music that accentuates the locale of the action.
It's a good movie.
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