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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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I never expected it to be any good but..
20 October 2015 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

It was very enjoyable. Sure it was a B-picture from they heyday of the best of them but for what it's worth, I venture to say it was a few notches above than a whole bunch of them.

Roger Andrews and Florence Rice had chemistry and certainly the cast of characters including one bad guy I never saw play one, were a pleasure to watch.

The story is simple and simply drawn - a down and out lawyer gets lucky and is thrust into the limelight. Those around him have mixed feelings. And he grows in his new-found role.

Andrews was certainly low-key but assuredly not mousy at all. His inner strength carries him through until the very satisfying end. Sure it was predictable, but the ride was fun and intriguing.

I recommend it to any and all B-movie cultists out there.


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