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Radar Secret Service (1950)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  28 January 1950 (USA)
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G-men track stolen Uranium-238 shipment using new radar technology; they also recruit the girlfriend of a gang member as an informant. Radar helps, but it takes an undercover blonde to ... See full summary »

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Bill Travis
Adele Jergens ...
Lila
Tom Neal ...
Myrna Dell ...
Marge
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Pill Box
Ralph Byrd ...
Static
Robert Kent ...
Henchman Benson
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Hamilton (as Pierre Watkins)
Tristram Coffin ...
Michael
Riley Hill ...
Henchman Blackie
Robert Carson ...
Tom - Radar Operator
Kenne Duncan ...
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G-men track stolen Uranium-238 shipment using new radar technology; they also recruit the girlfriend of a gang member as an informant. Radar helps, but it takes an undercover blonde to really get the goods on criminal masterminds. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAEL_PEM@aol.com>

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28 January 1950 (USA)  »

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Radar-Geheimpolizei  »

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The character of Static remarks about radar's 'use' of a two-way radio and that "Dick Tracy used it before it was invented." Static is played by Ralph Byrd, who was the first to portray Dick Tracy on screen in 1937. See more »

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During the many car pursuit scenes the background images almost never match from interior cab shot to long full shot of highway. See more »

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Radar!!!
6 April 2015 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

This film must be the most radar friendly film ever made with "The Deadly Mantis" being a close second. Yes, this film seems almost to be an advertisement for the wonders of radar and chances are if you have seen this obscure flick, you watched it on the riff show, Mystery Science Theater 3000. I could not imagine seeing it any other way, just as I cannot see this film having all that many actual fans. Seriously, the film plays out like an advertisement for something and in the case of radar it is not as if one can actually purchase it or needs it. Well, I guess someone fishing could use it, but aside from that, most people just do not really need it. It is like the film had to stress upon us the importance of it because if we are not interested it will no longer be used!

The story has a special department that uses radar to solve crimes. At the beginning two guys are using it to find a gun tossed out of a car or something. That is spectacular! Why it is so easy, I do not understand why they don't use radar for things like that now! Oh yeah, that is not how radar works! Well, at a diner we have some people starting a caper that involves radioactive substances and they actually do manage to get it! What amazes me is that for some reason the radar can find a buried gun, but not a radioactive substance! That should be relatively simple for the all powerful radar to pick up! You would think anyway, but no, they have to do a lot of actual police work until the end when they put radar into a chopper to find the stolen merchandise!

This made for a pretty good episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The mads kept acting like this one was going to be torturous to watch as it would eclipse 'Deep Hurting' and 'Sandstorm' as one of the more painful experiences yet. However, I do believe the rock climbing scene from "The Lost Continent" and the Hercules 'Sandstorm' were much more dragging. No wonder Mike made it through this relatively unscathed. Funny episode, the the best part about this one was the short preceding it.

So the film was like an advertisement...to much so. It actually detracted from the film. Any time the criminals would get serious someone would pop up talking about how wonderful radar was and all that. It simply makes any suspense completely and utterly disappear. Not that there was much suspense to begin with. The film is better than say, "Rocket Attack U.S.A" as it does have a semblance of a plot going on, but on the whole a very badly done film. The makers of this one were just too enamored with radar, I'm afraid.


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