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Double Cross (1941)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 27 June 1941 (USA)
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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(as Albert Kelley)

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(original story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Jim Murray
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Ellen Bronson
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Nick Taggart
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Murray
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Capt. Murray
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Cookie (as Frank C. Moran)
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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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THEY RACE WITH DEATH...AND GAMBLE WITH LOVE! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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27 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Motorcycle Squad  »

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| (TV) (edited)

Sound Mix:

| (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial USA telecast Monday 26 February 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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When Nick Taggart nods assent to his henchmen to open fire on Police Captain Murray after Taggart leaves his office, Murray goes out of the room as another cop comes in help out the Chief. As the bullets fly, said policeman stands up and looks out the window, and is then struck and killed by the barrage. But when the Captain comes back into his office, the dead cop is slumped over the Captain's desk. See more »

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Par for the Course
3 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those crime dramas where not much happens and the main character does things he should not be able to. It involves a self imposed undercover situation where a cop acts like he is going bad to get into a crime group. It is basically dull and silly. It has little if any suspense. The characters aren't all that attractive and the cause is a bit hard to swallow. There is a supposed thread of integrity at stake, but mostly it goes about going right where we think it will go. It's as if they needed to get the movie out without putting much time in on it. The actors sleepwalk and talk in little bursts. The B movie didn't demand much. I can see those kids on Saturday morning enjoying the car chases and the gunshots being fired. They really weren't much interested in a story.


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