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Phantom Raiders (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  7 June 1940 (USA)
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An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.

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Al Taurez
Florence Rice ...
Cora Barnes
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'Gunboat' Jacklin
John Carroll ...
John Ramsell, Jr
Steffi Duna ...
Dolores
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Franklin Morris
Matthew Boulton ...
John Ramsell, Sr (as Mathew Boulton)
Alec Craig ...
Andy MacMillan
Thomas W. Ross ...
Dr. Grisson (as Thomas Ross)
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Eddie Anders
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William Lally ...
Port Inspector (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A mysterious rash of cargo ship sinkings in Panama leads insurers Llewellyns of London to hire vacationer Nick Carter and his eccentric associate Bartholomew to investigate. Nick recognizes influential nightclub owner Al Taurez as a shady operator, but getting the goods on him depends on slick diversions involving the heavyweight champ of the Pacific Tuna Fleet, a Panamanian bombshell armed with American slang, a young couple in love and a whole raft of crooks and cutthroats. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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cargo | cargo ship | ship | panama | panamanian | See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

7 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Nick Carter in Panama  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

There is a quick shot of a ship's engine order telegraph, but the words are all printed backward. See more »

Quotes

Nick Carter: [Reading from a sign] 'Al Taurez Seaman's Association.' Good old Al!
Bartholomew: A clue?
Nick Carter: Back in the States Al was always a clue.
Bartholomew: This Mr. Taurez seems to be a man of generous nature.
Nick Carter: Al would give his best friend a knife in the back any day.
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28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Phantom Raiders portrays a crime that is all to possible today, blowing up ships set off by electrical devices. However this was 1940, the era of the wisecracking detective and his sidekick neatly wrapping up the mystery in a little over an hour. What sets this film apart from other movies of the same type is its crackling good dialog, an insidious villain,(Joseph Shildkraut),the suave Nick Carter,(a clean shaven Walter Pigeon), his assistant, Mr Bartholomew (beautifully played by Donald Meek), the innocent ingénue(the captivating Florence Rice). Speaking of Florence Rice, she literally lights up the screen when she is on. At the same time vulnerable, adoring. Listen to the way she says "I love him", talking about her boyfriend, it will melt your heart. Highly recommend!


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