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Secret Service of the Air (1939)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  4 March 1939 (USA)
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Brass Bancroft and his sidekick Gabby Watters are recruited onto the secret service and go undercover to crack a ruthless gang that smuggles illegal aliens.

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(as Noel Smith)

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(original screen play) (as Raymond Schrock) , (based upon material compiled by: ex-chief of U.S. Secret Service)
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Jim Cameron
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Rosella Towne ...
Zelma Warren
Larry Williams ...
Dick Wayne
John Ridgely ...
Joe LeRoy
Anthony Averill ...
Hafer
Bernard Nedell ...
Earl 'Ace' Hemrich
Frank M. Thomas ...
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Joe Cunningham ...
Agent Dawson
Morgan Conway ...
Edward V. Powell
John Harron ...
Agent Cliff Durell
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Adm. A.C. Schuyler
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Storyline

Illegal aliens are being flown in from Mexico by small plane. When a Secret Service agent finds out, he is killed and the smuggling is shut down for awhile. Brass, an ex-Navy flyer who is now flying the Pacific Clipper route, is chosen by the Service to find out who is behind this smuggling ring. Since they know that an ex-smuggler named Ace was part of the gang, Brass is put into the general prison population to try to get information from him. It is from Ace that he learns where the smugglers are located, but it is up to Brass to infiltrate the ring and bring the head man across the border to be arrested. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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THRILL SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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4 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contrabandistas del aire  »

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Trivia

The Corrigan mentioned by Gabby is a reference to Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (January 22, 1907 - December 9, 1995), an American aviator born in Galveston, Texas. He earned the nickname "Wrong Way" in 1938 when after a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. He was thereafter known in American culture as "Wrong Way" Corrigan. See more »

Quotes

Gabby Watters: [Last lines] I'll bet they're going to be married.
Tom Saxby: I'm afraid you're right.
Gabby Watters: Well, that finishes him as a secret service man.
Tom Saxby: What, Why?
Gabby Watters: Well, he won't be unable to keep a secret now.
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Features 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) See more »

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She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain When She Comes
(uncredited)
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Sung a cappella by Ronald Reagan with modified lyrics
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Secret service of the air
22 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't find the movie "Secret service of the air" with Ronald Reagan anywhere, I really want to watch it. Can anyone help me? Minette Rae@hotmail.com (The email is all together) one of the actresses in this movie is from my family and I really really would like to watch it or buy it. So please let me know if someone knows or have information about where or how I can see this movie. I would be so grateful and happy to know I could someday see or buy this movie. Please let me know. I really would appreciate if someone has an opportunity to make me very happy. Thank you so much for your attention. I will be checking to see if someone will respond to my comment.


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