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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 <>

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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), in Chicago Tuesday 4 January 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 3 May 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Fast Moving Florence Rice Movie
11 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lively cast provides a lot of spark for this Monogram crime/lawyer/courtroom b-movie. Florence Rice really keeps things moving and the capable Alan Baxter works well with her, mainly due to Baxter's confident style and well-trained acting credentials that make him, like the well-established star Rice, a fortunate addition to the acting lineup for Monogram Studios. Monogram constantly strove to provide a quality product beyond its modest means, and sometimes succeeded as it does with "Borrowed Hero".

Movie perennial John Hamilton has a major role in this film as a shady "civic leader" who has his busy fingers in most of City Hall's activities both above-board and behind the scenes. Hamilton was always dynamic and lively in any role, whether in his countless movies or in the original Superman TV series. He always adds spark to a movie with his brisk dramatic style of acting. Ultra dignified Stanley Andrews and kindly Mary Gordon are also excellent in supporting roles.

"Borrowed Hero" has some good criminal and lawyer action and although hurriedly filmed at times including attempts at charming humor that don't always work, overall this is a watchable and lively little obscure movie.

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