When a cop is shot dead during a raid, and another is mistakenly shot for killing him, his fellow officer friend goes undercover on his own to bust up the criminal's operation.

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Jim Murray
Pauline Moore ...
Ellen Bronson
Wynne Gibson ...
John Miljan ...
Nick Taggart
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Murray
Robert Homans ...
Capt. Murray
Frank Moran ...
Cookie (as Frank C. Moran)
Heinie Conklin ...
Miggs
William Halligan ...
Mayor
Richard Beach ...
Steve Bronson
Charles Miller ...
Mayor Frawley
Daisy Ford ...
Nurse
Edward Keane ...
Commissioner Trent (as Edmund Keane)
Walter Shumway ...
Sergeant Tucker
Ted Wray ...
Police Sgt. Rand
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A gambling joint run by Fay Saunders is raided by the police. Fay grabs the pistol of her sweetheart, police officer Steve Bronson, and kills one of the raiding policemen.Steve seizes the gun from her and is riddled by hie fellow officers who think he has turned on them. Steve, on his hospital death-bed tells his friend and fellow officer, Jim Murray, the real story, and Jim sets out to clear Steve's name. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TRAPPED! By the man she loves...as the Motorcycle Squad closes in on the Vice Ring! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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27 June 1941 (USA)  »

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Motorcycle Squad  »

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| (TV) (edited)

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| (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Edited down to less than thirty minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950's as part of a syndicated half hour series called Action Theatre. See more »

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During the chase scene at the end of the picture, Taggart and his boys began firing on the cops following them, and they appeared to be shooting through some sort of opening in the rear of the van. However an exterior view of the Dollar Van revealed that the outside walls of the vehicle were solid. The cops giving chase were shooting blind into the van, and wound up killing all the mobsters inside. See more »

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A simple and agreeable B-movie—even with the brain-dead cliché near the end of the film.
6 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film begins with a cop visiting his girlfriend. While this sounds innocent enough, it isn't---she's in a gambling dive. Why she's there and manipulates him into being there soon becomes evident when the police raid the place—and she sets him up to be killed! It seems that she is a real black widow of a woman! The dead man's partner happens to be the police Captain's son and the son decides to investigate the supposed 'accidental killing' by going undercover—way undercover. He pretends to show dissatisfaction with the police force and gets himself fired. Then, he goes to work for the baddie (John Miljan) in order to determine what really happened to his friend.

Aside from a REALLY dumb scene at the 50 minute mark, the film is actually pretty enjoyable as a cheap B-movie. This dumb scene is a cliché I HATE to see in movies—when someone threatens the big boss-man—telling the guy that they'll expose him for what he is. In 100% of the cases, the person making the threat is dead within about 3 seconds—and this case is no different. Think about it—your boss is completely evil and is responsible for countless atrocities and you tell him, when you two are alone, that you're going to the cops!! That's like telling Hannibal Lector that you are the other white meat! You KNOW what's bound to happen and it won't be good!!! But, brain-dead cliché or not, the film is interesting and a decent time-passer.


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