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I Take This Oath (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 20 May 1940 (USA)
The trials and tribulations of a group of newly sworn-in police officers.

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(as Sherman Scott)

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(original story), (screenplay)
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Steve Hanagan
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Joe Kelly
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Insp. Tim Ryan
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Flo
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Eileen Hanagan
Robert Homans ...
Mike Hanagan
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Uncle Jim Kelly
Guy Usher ...
Police Captain Casey
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Burly
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Police Sergeant Riley
Budd Buster ...
Jones
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Steve Hannigan, joins the police force as a rookie after his father, a veteran policeman, has been murdered by a bomb placed by racketeers. Steve intends to find the gang-leader responsible for his father's death. He frequents gangster hangouts, searching for a clue, and starts to neglect his Police-school classes, where he is training under the supervision of his sweetheart's father, Captain Casey. He temporarily loses his police badge, but continues his quest. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Romantic and Exciting Melodrama of the Metropolitan "Rookie" Bluecoats

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Crime | Drama

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20 May 1940 (USA)  »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Monday 16 April 1945 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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Taking Up
30 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Producer's Releasing Corporation had a reputation for turning out lackluster product with their movies. But this first PRC film was not all that bad. It starred Gordon Jones who before he became beefy and goofy did some lead roles and serious ones in B films. I Take This Oath tells the story of a young man who joins the police force to avenge the death of his father Robert Homans. Homans was trying to find the secret crime boss of his city when he was killed by a bomb.

Obviously he was getting too close and Jones picks up where his father left off. He also joins the police force taking the examination with his friend Craig Reynolds whom he entrusts his girl Joyce Compton to escort as she's a girl who likes to step out. Jones is on a mission and he will let nothing stand in his way.

I Take This Oath is an OK noir film and PRC at least started on an acceptable note. Too bad it didn't live up to expectations.


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