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Holt of the Secret Service (1941)

A murderous gang of counterfeiters has kidnapped the government's best engraver and is forcing him to print virtually undetectable phony money. The Secret Service sends its toughest agent, Jack Holt, and a female partner after the gang.

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(original screenplay), (screenplay) (as George Plympton) | 1 more credit »
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Jack Holt / Nick Farrell
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Kay Drew - R49
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Chief John W. Malloy (as Montague Shaw)
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Ed Valdin [Chs. 1-10]
John Ward ...
'Lucky' Arnold
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Quist
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'Crimp' Evans
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Agent Jim Layton
Ray Parsons ...
John Severn - Engraver [Chs. 1-4]
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Agent Frank [Chs. 3-5, 8-9, 15]
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A murderous gang of counterfeiters has kidnapped the government's best engraver and is forcing him to print virtually undetectable phony money. The Secret Service sends its toughest agent, Jack Holt, and a female partner after the gang.

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Crime | Action | Drama

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21 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Daimonios detective  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1) Chaotic Creek, 2) Ramparts of Revenge, 3) Illicit Wealth, 4) Menaced By Fate, 5) Exits to Terror, 6) Deadly Doom, 7) Out of the Past, 8) Escape to Peril, 9. Sealed in Silence, 10. Named to Die, 11. Ominous Warnings, 12. The Stolen Signal, 13. Prisoner of Jeopardy, 14. Afire Afloat, 15. Yielded Hostage. See more »

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Jack Holt as a serial hero
8 March 2008 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

In 1941, Jack Holt was strictly a contract actor at Columbia where ten years previous, he had been one of their leading stars. I have it on good authority that Jack made the serial to fulfill his contract commitment to Columbia. He and Harry Cohn bumped heads constantly and I think this was one way Cohn was getting back at him. Holt had made some serials in the silent period, where his tight lipped histrionics probably made more sense. I have seen the serial and where it may not have been up to Columbia's standards, you got to admit old Jack went through an awful lot of fights, being dunked in the water, and general scuffling just to have his suit looking nice like that. He fared a little better in some of the westerns he did in the late Forties at Republic and in Arizona Ranger, in which he co-starred with son Tim.


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