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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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(as Terry Morse)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Tommy McCabe
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Bill Morrissey
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Jerry Sullivan
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Joe McCabe
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Sgt. Crump
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Pliny Jones
Julie Stevens ...
Lois
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Lt. Sullivan
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Sullivan
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Capt. Henderson
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Chief Ferris
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Cousin Andy
Dick Rich ...
Cousin Pat
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George (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Rocky Sullivan (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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4 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

State Cop  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the title, tear gas is not mentioned until five minutes before the end of this film, it is not used until two minutes before the end, and there is no actual tear gas squad. Tear gas is just a weapon coincidentally used by regular police offers. See more »

Goofs

In a street scene late in the film, the Warner Bros. water tower, complete with logo, can be seen over the false fronts of the New York street. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I'm an Officer of the Law
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by Dennis Morgan at the Monterey Tavern
Variations played often in the score
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Slam Bang Pow!
19 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure it's a "B" film but it has class all the way! From start to finish, snappy dialogue, great performances and a near breathless pace! Nobody could make 'em like Warner's!

Morgan starts out as a wise-ass and get's himself busted from the force. When his brother is murdered by by the hoods he had a part in busting in a robbery attempt earlier... Quoting Bugs Bunny: "Of course you know this means WAR!" Later Superman star, George Reeves puts in an excellent performance as Morgan's druggist Brother.

An excellent supporting cast keeps this film running at a breakneck pace! This film has "A" written all over it and is a "must see". I can't praise it too highly!

I could go on and on, but you should see it for yourselves and decide!


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