Tom Brandon, a young doctor who, working with and for the police department, takes a job as the doctor for a gang of criminals. His fiancée, Mary Davis, who he can't tell the real reason ... See full summary »

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Richard Cromwell ...
Rita Quigley ...
Mary Davis
John Miljan ...
Jim Grosso
Mary Ruth ...
Betty O'Connor
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Police Chief
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. McGonigle
Donald Kerr ...
Herbie
Jack C. Smith ...
Patrolman Dan O'Connor
Richard Clarke ...
Lenny
Noel Cravat ...
Little Frankie
Arthur Space ...
Butch
Sparky ...
Sparky the Dog
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Tom Brandon, a young doctor who, working with and for the police department, takes a job as the doctor for a gang of criminals. His fiancée, Mary Davis, who he can't tell the real reason for his actions, breaks their engagement. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Action | Drama

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12 December 1941 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts occurred in New York City Saturday 17 July 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Saturday 26 February 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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Maybe it's just me, but I wanted to see the crooks plug Betty!
1 November 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The title to "Riot Squad" is misleading as it has nothing to do with riots but is actually a story about a doctor going undercover with the evil Grosso gang.

The film begins with nice Dr. Tom asking Mary to become his wife. You also soon meet the winner of the Dick Nixon look-a-like contest, Dan the cop. Soon Dan is plugged by Grosso (John Miljan) and Dr. Tom agrees to go undercover for the police to investigate this gang. However, Tom's stupid fiancée automatically assumes Tom is now a crook and calls off the marriage. She also takes in Dan's insufferably cute kid, Betty. As for Betty, she spends the movie being annoying--either singing a god-awful high-pitched Irish tune or yelling out "Dr. Tom, Dr. Tom" almost every time she opens her mouth. By the end of the picture, Grosso and his gang are ready to shoot Dr. Tom...though you really wish they'd just shoot Betty!

The film is in many ways a typical sot of low-budget crime film from Monogram--with the same shallow plot and broad acting. However, Betty was a most unwelcome addition to the movie--and I knocked a point off just because she was in the film! Strictly for folks with extremely low expectations!


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