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Society Smugglers (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 1 March 1939 (USA)
The Treasury Department plants a female agent in the office of a luggage company that is suspected of smuggling diamonds.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard 'Sully' Sullivan
Irene Hervey ...
Walter Woolf King ...
Roy Allen Massey
Frank Jenks ...
Fred Keating ...
Larry Kearns
Johnny Beebe
Frances Robinson ...
Mary Larson
Raymond Parker ...
Clinton Ames
Clay Clement ...
Anthony Harrison
Doris Rankin ...
Miss Anna Wexley
Harry Hayden ...
Dr. Charles Lee
Peter Garfield
Jack Norton ...
Louis Remington Prentiss
Michael Mark ...
Rug Merchant


The Treasury Department plants a female agent in the office of a luggage company that is suspected of smuggling diamonds.

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Release Date:

1 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contrabando de Diamantes  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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I usually Watch this kind of movies. Rare and B films found thanks of TCM or from bootlegged stuff, transfered from 16mm prints. Joe May is a director whose I don't really know the work, except maybe some of his latest features. He was a film maker who ran away from Nazi Germany, that's all I know from him.

It is more a comedy and drama rather of a crime flick. Some fists and gunfights scenes, especially at the end, so suddenly that it almost woke me up, in the pure Tarantino style, at the moment you don't expect at all. But it's not BEAST OF THE CITY either, nor LAW AND ORDER (Eddy Cahn's film, of course, not the Nathan Juran's one.)

Preston Foster is not here as terrific as he was in KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL. The usual grade B picture from Universal Studios.

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