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Director:
Writers:
Lee Katz (original screen play) and
Dean Riesner (original screen play) ...
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Release Date:
27 May 1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Brass is assigned to uncovering a counterfeiting ring that has stolen bona-fide treasury plates and is converting $1 bills to $100's through a Mexicoan casino. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ronald Reagan ... Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft
Rosella Towne ... Elaine
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Gabby
Moroni Olsen ... The Friar
Edgar Edwards ... Ross
Jack Mower ... Decker
John Gallaudet ... Dan Crockett
Joe King ... Tom 'Jim' Saxby (as Joseph King)
Steve Darrell ... Butch (as Stevan Darrell)
Sol Gorss ... Dutch
George Regas ... Mexican Police Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Botiller ... Police Chief (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ... Policeman (uncredited)
Demetris Emanuel ... Border Police Officer (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ... Second Detective on Train (uncredited)
Martin Garralaga ... Mexican Soldier Playing Strip Poker (uncredited)
June Gittelson ... Fat Girl on Train (uncredited)
Jerry Gomez ... Sombrero Merchant (uncredited)
John Harron ... Gambler Paid in Silver (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Croupier (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ... Gambler Playing Roulette (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin ... Mexican Pottery Proprietor (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Casino Manager (uncredited)
Ted Offenbecker ... Messenger (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Messenger (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Mexican Soldier Arresting Gabby (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Theodore Rand ... Soldier (uncredited)
Pedro Regas ... Diego (uncredited)
Sam Rice ... Extra in Casino (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Juan the Jailkeeper (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Policeman (uncredited)
Rafael Storm ... First Detective on Train (uncredited)
José Luis Tortosa ... Border Police Officer (uncredited)
Leo White ... Extra Watching Casino Fight (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Croupier (uncredited)
Maris Wrixon ... Saxby's Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Noel M. Smith  (as Noel Smith)
 
Writing credits
Lee Katz (original screen play) and
Dean Riesner (original screen play) (as Dean Franklin)

W.H. Moran (based upon material compiled by: ex-chief of the U.S. Secret Service)

Produced by
Bryan Foy .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
Frederick Richards (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Charles Novi 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Hageman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound
 
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Langan .... dialogue director
Lex Neal .... comedy construction
 
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Runtime:
58 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:G | USA:Approved (PCA #4982) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
The Friar:You see, Mr. Bancroft, the secrets of true success is to overlook nothing.See more »
Soundtrack:
You Can't Stop Me from DreamingSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as it seems, 25 February 2004
Author: sbibb1 (sbibb1@aol.com) from New York, NY

This is the second film Ronald Reagan made as Brass Bancroft, Secret Service agent, and according to Reagan the only film he made that he hated and refused to watch.

Reagan as a Secret Service agent is sent to Mexico to recover stolen Mint plates, along the way he becomes handcuffed to Rosella Towne, both of whom are going to be blown up when they escape at the last minute.

At under an hour this film is a strict programmer designed for the kiddies on a Saturday morning matinee.

It has an unbelievable plot, but it is not as bad as the film has been made out to be over the years. The producer, Bryan Foy, along with Reagan tried to stop Warner Brothers from releasing the film, and were successful in having the film released everywhere except Los Angeles.

Apparently when Reagan went to an out of town theater to see the film the ticket-taker said to Reagan "You should be ashamed," and Reagan promptly left the theater.

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