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The Gang's All Here (1941)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 11 June 1941 (USA)
Two friends take jobs as truck drivers, unaware that the trucking company is being targeted by a gang of saboteurs who will stop at nothing, including murder, to stop them.

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Marcia Mae Jones ...
Patsy Wallace
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Chick Daly
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George Lee
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Jefferson 'Jeff' Smith
Robert Homans ...
Pop Wallace
Irving Mitchell ...
R. A. Saunders
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Jack Norton
Pat Gleason ...
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Jack Kenney ...
Henchman Dink
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Laurence Criner ...
Ham Shanks
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Frankie O'Malley and Jefferson Smith are broke and looking for work. In the help-wanted section of the newspaper they see employment offered at the Overland Transport Company, a hauling firm owned by "Pop" Wallace. Unaware that a trucking war is going on and that Wallace's trucks are being wrecked and his men killed, Frankie and Jefferson apply for work and are hired by "Chick" Daly , mechanic at the garage, and by Patsy Wallace, the daughter of "Pop" Wallace. On their first haul---Frankie is the driver and Jefferson is the helper---they have a run-in with the hi-jackers, but escape after a race between the two five-ton trucks. But they aren't as lucky on their second trip as their truck is run off the road and the hi-jackers take them prisoner. Frankie recognizes the assailants as drivers for a rival trucking firm. Meanwhile, George Lee, Chinese undercover agent for the insurance company that is covering Wallace's claims, has learned that Wallace is working with Ray Saunders, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Frankie risks his life for a new sweetie, and then finds out she's two-timing him for another motor jockey! See more »


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This film was first telecast in New York City Sunday 26 September 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 24 May 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Good run of the mill hijack thriller with two under rated stars
13 August 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is the story of two friends who end up driving for a trucking company that has become plagued by hijackings. As things go on one falls for the daughter of the company owner, things get complicated as the hijackings turn deadly and the friends realize that there is much more going on than meets the eye.

Montan Moreland was paired several times with Frankie Darro. What was great about this was that Moreland was always portrayed as Darro's equal even if he was just being comedy relief. This put a nice spin on things and proved that you could get away with a fair representation of how people got along. Better for the audience was the fact that the interplay became sharper and more real. We end up with two friends talking to each other and not two actors.

The movie itself is not one of the best that Moreland and Darro did together. The plot is a bit herky jerky and there was one or two times that I thought things were being kept in motion just to meet a required running time. Allowing for that this is a good little thriller and certainly worth a bag of popcorn and an hour of your time. You may not remember it three days later but you certainly will enjoy it while its on.


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