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Director:
Writer:
Raymond L. Schrock (original screen play)
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Release Date:
1 June 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The corpse of a hobo with a $50,000 money belt helps Brass and Gabby crack a cell of fifth columnists bent on sabotage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Love B-Movies. Better than current trash coming from Hollyweird. See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ronald Reagan ... Brass Bancroft

John Litel ... Saxby
Lya Lys ... Hilda Riker
James Stephenson ... Joe Garvey
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Gabby Watters
Robert Warwick ... Doctor Finchley
Victor Zimmerman ... Rumford
William Gould ... Admiral Winfield
Kenneth Harlan ... Commander Wayne

Frank Wilcox ... Hotel Clerk
Owen King ... George Hayden
Dick Rich ... John Kramer
Charles Brokaw ... Otto
Helen Lynd ... Dolly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lane Chandler ... Flagship Radio Officer (uncredited)
Cliff Clark ... Police Chief at Morgue (uncredited)
Richard Clayton ... Sailor Bringing Radiogram (uncredited)

Donald Curtis ... Quartermaster (uncredited)
Alan Davis ... Dirigible Lt. C.O. Bell (uncredited)
John Deering ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Agent Hargrave (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Capt. Riddell - Naval Hospital Doctor (uncredited)
Reid Kilpatrick ... Continental Airport Radio Operator (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Hargraves' Radio Operator (uncredited)
Alexander Lockwood ... Dirigible Officer (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Sunnyvale Radio Officer (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Dr. Delby - Prison Hospital Doctor (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Sunnyvale Radio Operator (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Collins - Police Chemist (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... Flagship Admiral (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Hans -,a Henchman (uncredited)
Paul Phillips ... Sailor (uncredited)
Lon Poff ... Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Prescott - Dirigible Radioman (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Zeppelin Navigator (uncredited)
Garland Smith ... Dirigible Officer (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Congressman Courtney Rice (uncredited)
Julie Stevens ... Naval Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
Claude Wisberg ... Hotel Bellhop (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Seiler 
 
Writing credits
Raymond L. Schrock (original screen play) (as Raymond Schrock)

Produced by
Bryan Foy .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (director of photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Magee (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Stanley Fleischer 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Kissell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Music Department
William Lava .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harry Seymour .... dialogue director
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
55 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | USA:Approved (PCA #5757) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character "Tom Saxby" in the previous 3 films of the series signs his name as "William Saxby" in a telegram to Bancroft.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The police hand over the dead hobo's $50,000 and other evidence without requiring a receipt, a clear violation of police procedure involving the chain of custody.See more »
Quotes:
Brass Bancroft:Sabotage?
Saxby:Yes, but we're primarily interested n the body of a hobo that was found dead in the wreckage. He was wearing a money belt containing fifty thousand dollars.
Gabby Watters:[Whistles] A little spending money! He must have been king of the hobos!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Reagans (2003) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Love B-Movies. Better than current trash coming from Hollyweird., 5 March 2009
Author: captaincook1776 from United States

Watched all four of the Secret Agent movies. Every one was fun. Does Hollyweird even have an inkling of what that word means? Fun with dialogue, plot, clean language, no bathroom humor, and no nudity. Going to the movies used to be worth the money. There was support of our great nation and no stupid correctness. It was patriotism and the movies used to make the viewer more positive after the viewing. What a concept. B-Movies were and are better than so called A movies. Ronald was very handsome. Eddie Foy, Jr. was enjoyable as the sidekick. The story actually had a beginning, middle, and end. There was a conflict to be resolved.

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