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Tear Gas Squad (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 4 May 1940 (USA)
Nightclub singer becomes police cadet to impress blond female from police family, ends up with her current dating partner as his cadet trainer.

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George (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Druggist Joe McCabe foils a robbery, and his brother Tommy decides to join the state police in order to impress Joe and Tommy's new date, Jerry, a policeman's daughter. When the robbers exact revenge on Joe, Tommy hunts them down. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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State Cop  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A dozen years later, George Reeves and John Hamilton are reunited on TV's The Adventures of Superman. See more »

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McCabe and Jones are shown in a two-shot seated on their adjacent motorcycles, but on the cut to a wide shot showing the entire motorcycle squad, Jones is not one of the riders. See more »

Connections

Edited from Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball (1912)
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Sung by Dennis Morgan and the Sullivan family
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Great B-film from Warners
23 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this one-- it's the little film that could. It is easily my most favorite B-film. It has some great Irish music, some fast-paced action scenes (especially at the end), and appealing lead performers (like Dennis Morgan, John Payne & Gloria Dickson) to sustain our interest. But what impresses me most is the way this story deftly combines several different genres-- it's a musical, police procedural, romance, mystery and gangster drama all rolled into one. It tries to be all things to all viewers, and since the cast is so versatile, it succeeds. And to think they packed it all into a film that doesn't even run a full hour! Great entertainment.


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