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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THEY RACE WITH DEATH...AND GAMBLE WITH LOVE! See more »

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27 June 1941 (USA)  »

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Motorcycle Squad  »

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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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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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Forgettable
2 September 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly routine PRC programmer, filmed in dreary pedestrian style. At least some atmospherics would have compensated for a patchwork script, erratic acting, and sloppy staging— for example, note the incredible "ducking bullets is for sissies" highway shoot-out, or the rope on Jim's hands that miraculously re-ties itself. But then this is PRC and they're probably on a three-day shooting schedule. Still, I suspect that with better material and more engaged direction, the cast would have delivered more respectable results.

No need to recap the plot, except that double-crosses abound. On the other hand, Richmond makes a handsome square-jawed hero, while Moore's lovely good girl Ellen resembles an unglamorized Hedy LaMarr. But above all there's Frank Moran as Cookie, with probably the friendliest ugly mug in Hollywood. They should have thrown more scenes his way since he's the movie's one notable feature. The two-shots with him and Ellen are like Beauty and the Beast and probably gave the director a few chuckles. Anyway, I can't say I didn't ask for disappointment by tuning in to what I knew was a PRC cheapo. Still, they did sometimes hit pay-dirt, as with the noir classic, Detour (1945). No such luck here. I suggest you skip this one, unless it's to catch the sublime Moran.


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