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Holt of the Secret Service -- 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.
Holt of the Secret Service -- 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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Basil Dickey (original screenplay) &
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jack Holt ... Jack Holt / Nick Farrell

Evelyn Brent ... Kay Drew, R49
C. Montague Shaw ... Chief John W. Malloy (as Montague Shaw)
Tristram Coffin ... Ed Valdin [Chs. 1-10]
John Ward ... 'Lucky' Arnold
Ted Adams ... Quist
Joe McGuinn ... 'Crimp' Evans
Edward Hearn ... Agent Jim Layton
Ray Parsons ... John Severn, engraver [Chs. 1-4]
Jack Cheatham ... Agent Frank [Chs. 3-5, 8-9, 15]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Blystone ... J. Garrity (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Radio Operator 6X241 (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Rankin (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Henchman (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Denny (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Shorty Dolan (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Jenson (uncredited)
Guy Kingsford ... Dixon (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Stu (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Crimp Henchman (uncredited)
Knox Manning ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Walter McGrail ... Ship Captain (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Detour Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Mutiny Henchman / Lefty - Casino Cashier (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Dent (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Henchman (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Carew (uncredited)
Jack Roper ... Tom (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Detour Henchman (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Detour Henchman (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Gambler (uncredited)
Nick Thompson ... Talaba (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Slugger (uncredited)

Directed by
James W. Horne 
 
Writing credits
Basil Dickey  original screenplay &
George H. Plympton  screenplay (as George Plympton) &
Wyndham Gittens  original screenplay

Produced by
Larry Darmour .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lee Zahler 
 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell 
Earl Turner 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Hiecke .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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278 min
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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15 Chapters: 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 HostageSee more »

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Jack Holt as a serial hero, 8 March 2008
Author: Mike Newton (newton.mike67@yahoo.com) from Hamilton OHIO

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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