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Irving Reis (story)
Maxwell Shane (story)
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Release Date:
23 June 1939 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

John Howard ... John Keefe

Gail Patrick ... Agnes Carren

William Frawley ... Bright Eyes

Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Keefe

Porter Hall ... Anthony Pelton
Harvey Stephens ... Michael Keefe
John Hartley ... Robson

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Robert Austin / Norman Hazlitt
Kitty Kelly ... Miss Clark

Morgan Conway ... Thomas Reedy
Jack Norton ... Doyle

Richard Denning ... Murph
Frank M. Thomas ... Benton
Eddie Marr ... Malin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry A. Bailey ... Juror (uncredited)
Kathryn Bates ... Tenant (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Masseur (uncredited)
James P. Burtis ... Guard (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ... Red Hanlon (uncredited)

Ethel Clayton ... (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ... Uniformed Policeman (uncredited)
Paula DeCardo ... (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Waiter (uncredited)
Norah Gale ... (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire ... Doctor (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Justice Heath (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Doorman (uncredited)
Karl Hackett ... Juror (uncredited)
Charles Jackson ... (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... (uncredited)

Gordon Jones ... Billy Hargraves (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ... Clancy (uncredited)
Judy King ... (uncredited)
Brady Kline ... Policeman (uncredited)
Patsy Mace ... Nurse (uncredited)
Helaine Moler ... (uncredited)
Johnnie Morris ... Frankie (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Juror (uncredited)
William Pawley ... Guard (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Masseur (uncredited)
Harry Templeton ... Red's Friend (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Mr. Halliday (uncredited)

Dorothy Vernon ... Tenant (uncredited)

Janet Waldo ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)

Cheryl Walker ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Dorothy White ... (uncredited)
Kay Whitehead ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Gloria Williams ... (uncredited)

Directed by
James P. Hogan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Irving Reis  story
Maxwell Shane  story
Robert Yost  writer

Produced by
Samuel G. Engel .... producer
William LeBaron .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Victor Young (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Harry Fischbeck 
Film Editing by
Hugh Bennett 
Art Direction by
Franz Bachelin 
Hans Dreier 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Templeton .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
George Dutton .... sound recordist
Glenn Rominger .... sound recordist
Music Department
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Sam Coslow .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Friedrich Hollaender .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Johnston .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milan Roder .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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USA:68 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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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Good cast struggles with an uneven script, 2 November 2008
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Okay mystery about a couple of reporters invading the secrets of the Grand Jury with a short wave transmitter that fits in a briefcase. They get information on the investigation of some crooked lending practices which then results in murder and mayhem as they are chased and they chase the bad guys...all the while the little radio transmitter is adding complications and information. Despite a good cast that has John Howard and William Frawley as the reporters this is another mixed bag. An odd mix of comedy and mystery the film suffers because for all of the complications you never really feel the leads are in any danger. The problem is that the leads are so clearly in control and above anything that you really can't buy that anything will happen to them. Certainly its amusing and entertaining but during its entire running time I kept hoping that it would somehow get better and lose the sens that the film makers were nodding and winking at me that this was all so much more clever then it was. Worth a look if you run across it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it. 5 out of 10

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