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Roger Andrews, an assistant district attorney, is the accidental hero of a police capture that results in his appointment by crooked civic leaders as a special prosecutor assigned to smash a crime ring. The crooked politicians, in an effort to cover their own tracks, work to turn public sympathy against him but, aided by newspaper-reporter Ann Thompson and informant Carol Turner, he adopts gangland's own methods in getting a confession for the ring's hired killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Fearless Hero or Mobster's Pawn! (original poster)


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5 December 1941 (USA)  »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Monday 15 May 1944 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post WWII television viewers first got to see it again in NYC Sunday 9 May 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 3 May 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Great Florence Rice movie!
28 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Borrowed Hero from 1941 is a fast paced story of a man who is thrust into the spotlight when he apprehends a wanted fugitive. Perfect vehicle for the always lovely and talented Florence Rice. This time Florence is not surrounded by stellar performers, however they are adequate. Florence plays a newspaper reporter in love with the Borrowed hero and is instrumental in bringing the criminals to justice. Never stiff or awkward, Florence brings the same gentle warmth to her character that she does in all of her movies. Tender, cynical, outraged, the loyal girlfriend, she brings it all home. The print I saw is in need of a film restoration, its grainy, very dark in spots, this is a movie that needs to be seen in a good print. These movies are what makes the 30's and 40's come alive.


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