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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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Billy Barton
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Gyp
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Terry
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Lug
Ken Lundy ...
Buck
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Harry Trent
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Midge
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Jim Bradford
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Col. Barton
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Brand
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Severn
Victor Zimmerman ...
Corey
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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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little tough guys | serial | See All (2) »

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UNIVERSAL'S EXCITING NEW SERIAL (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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1 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Followed by Junior G-Men of the Air (1942) See more »

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Dead End Kids vs. Flaming Torches
30 January 2005 | by (Rego Park, NY) – See all my reviews

A group calling themselves the Flaming Torches is planning an upheaval of the current US government by sabotaging key defensive positions and making pacts with sinister foreign governments. The G-Men are after all members of this group and organize the Junior G-Men so they can assist them in small ways. A street gang, led by Billy Barton, is also after the Torches since the group has abducted Billy's father who has perfected a revolutionary new type of explosive. The Junior G-Men and Billy's gang work together, despite their obvious different methods, along with the G-Men to bring the Torches to justice. Nice serial with the fifth columnist element makes this serial stand a bit higher than expected. If you're expecting the humorous escapades seen by the East Side Kids in the Monogram series, you might be miffed that there are only a few humorous moments here. The cliffhangers are really weak and predictable and much of the story seems to be repeating itself a lot. The story and pacing still manages to keep viewer interest though. Rating, 6.


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