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Bunco Squad (1950)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  1 September 1950 (USA)
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A detective goes after a ring of phony "mediums" who are trying to swindle a rich widow out of her fortune.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Det. Sgt. Steve Johnson
Joan Dixon ...
Grace Bradshaw / Bride in film
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Tony Weldon - aka Anthony Wells
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Det. Sgt. Mack McManus
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Jessica Royce
Marguerite Churchill ...
Barbara Madison
John Kellogg ...
Fred Reed
Bernadene Hayes ...
Princess Liane
Robert Bice ...
Drake - aka The Swami
Vivien Oakland ...
Annie Cobb
Dante ...
Dante the Magician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathleen Ellis ...
Julie (unconfirmed)
Jewel Rose ...
Young Widow (unconfirmed)
Cecil Weston ...
Susan - Mrs. Royce's Maid (unconfirmed)
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Told in semi-documentary style, this film deals with a little-known section of the Los Angeles Police Department which is assigned solely to checking on the activities of fortune tellers, swamis, palmists, and other occult societies, missing only Sciencetology. The primary story has L.A. police detectives Steve Johnson and 'Mack' McManus tracking down a wave of suicides they think have been influenced by a swindler-murderer Anthony Wells. The latter runs a pretentious house staffed with occultists across the board, and is trying to embezzle from Jessica Royle, a wealthy widow whose son was killed in action in World War II. Johnson uses his fiancée/actress, Grace Bradshaw, as an undercover operative to get inside information. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1 September 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mensaje del otro mundo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Another routine crime b-film
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dull lead Robert Sterling plays the dully named detective "Steve Johnson." He's in the title squad investigating a phony medium racket lead by Cortez, who is trying to bilk a believing widow out of her fortune. Dixon is actress fiancé of Johnson enlisted to act as a medium to help trap the phonies. Lots of brakelines get cut in this film (three times!) to try and kill off Johnson and others. Chase finale features the cliché car-crashing-over-the-cliff, but the stock footage of the crash features a totally different car from the one the villain drives. A short film, but routine and flat. It looks like something out of a fifties TV cop drama. The cast tries but is defeated by a script that gives them little characterization.


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