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Junior G-Men (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 1 October 1940 (USA)
A gang of street kids work with the FBI in their attempt to find and rescue their leader's father, a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist group.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Halop ...
Billy Barton
Huntz Hall ...
Gyp
Gabriel Dell ...
Terry
Bernard Punsly ...
Lug
Ken Lundy ...
Buck
Kenneth Howell ...
Harry Trent
Roger Daniels ...
Midge (as Roger Daniel)
Phillip Terry ...
Jim Bradford
Russell Hicks ...
Col. Barton
Cy Kendall ...
Brand
Ben Taggart ...
Severn
Victor Zimmerman ...
Corey
Edgar Edwards ...
Evans
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Mary
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A gang of street kids work with the FBI in their attempt to find and rescue their leader's father, a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist group.

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A THGOUSAND THRILLS IN THEIR FIRST EXCITING SERIAL!...The gangs merge forces...on a hair-raising spy hunt! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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1 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Agentes secretos juveniles  »

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(12 episodes)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Enemies Within


  • 2. The Blast of Doom


  • 3. Human Dynamite


  • 4. Blazing Danger


  • 5. Trapped By Traitors


  • 6. Traitors' Treachery


  • 7. Flaming Death


  • 8. Hurled Through Space


  • 9. The Plunge of Peril


  • 10.The Toll of Treason


  • 11.Descending Doom


  • 12.The Power of Patriotism


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Referenced in Let's Get Tough! (1942) See more »

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Suspenseless and dull. This might have been okay if some one cared
25 June 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

First and weakest of three serials made by a variation of the Dead End Kids, East Side Kids, Little Tough Guys and Bowery Boys. Here the boys are fighting the Torch Gang a band of crooks and saboteurs. The problem with the serial is that aside from interest in the idea of Huntz Hall, Billy Halop and friends in film like this, there is nothing really of interest in the entire affair. The boys walk through the 12 chapters as if they were in one of their least interesting features (even uninteresting to the actors). The action is dull and telegraphed, with cliffhangers that are so poorly done that they generate almost no suspense. Universal was a studio that had a wildly uneven output of serials, with the high point being the Flash Gordons and this and things like Red Barry being the low point. Of interest only as a curio or to die hard fans of the long running Dead End/Bowery Boys etc. films.

3.5 out of 10


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