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Wildcat Bus (1940)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 23 August 1940 (USA)
A small bus company run by a father/daughter team comes under attack by a group of "wildcatters" who want to put the company out of business so they can take over the profitable Los Angeles-to-San Francisco route.

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Ted Dawson
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Jerry Waters
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Donovan
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Sid Casey
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Stanley Regan
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Burke (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Leona Roberts ...
Emma 'Ma' Talbot
Oscar O'Shea ...
Charles Dawson
Frank Shannon ...
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Warren Ashe ...
Joe Miller
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A small bus company run by a father/daughter team comes under attack by a group of "wildcatters" who want to put the company out of business so they can take over the profitable Los Angeles-to-San Francisco route.

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Girl Trouble-Shooter Smashes Sabotage Syndicate in Bus War!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Liga de sabotaje  »

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The beautiful Art Deco building seen at the beginning of the film is the Sunset Tower Hotel - formerly an apartment building that housed the likes of John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn, Elizabeth Taylor, Paulette Goddard, Frank Sinatra and Bugsy Siegel. Built from 1929-31 and 15 stories tall, at a cost of $750,000 ($11.9M in 2016 dollars), it was renovated into a hotel in the 1980s. See more »

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When Jerry Waters quit his job for the cab company he asked boss Casey for his pay that was owed. Casey stated that he owed Jerry two dollars, he proceeded to take money out of his pocket and then gave Jerry more than two bills. See more »

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Would You
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Played during the opening credits
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Efficient little programmer
31 August 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Looking more like it came from "B" action specialist Breezy Eason at Warners than little-known Frank Woodruff at RKO, this quickie little time-filler about crooked limo drivers trying to drive a bus company out of business accomplished what it set out to do, no more or no less. The script is serviceable, at best, if too talky at times, and leading man Charles Lang--in only his second picture--is rather colorless and bland and has no chemistry whatever with star Fay Wray, though she tries hard. There's some action on the road, and if you're a vintage-car enthusiast you'll really like all the shiny new--at the time--Packards, Chevys and other models sprinkled throughout the picture, and there's a pretty good though brief brawl near the end. Wray is still as beautiful and sexy as she was seven years earlier in "King Kong" and, as other reviewers have stated, is probably the best reason to watch this picture. It's OK, nothing more, and a decent way to pass the time. Nothing special, though.


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