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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 ...
Mickey Moran
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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G-Men . . . T-Men . . . and now . . . R-Men!


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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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U-238 is radioactive, not "radioactivated". See more »

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The Wonders Of Radar
10 July 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Not that anything in Radar Secret Service will tell you this is a futuristic drama because everybody drives cars and dresses in fashions of the present day of 1950, but the fact is even the movie-going public was aware that radar did not have the capabilities so described in that time. It still doesn't. But the premise around the film that radar was an all purpose crime fighting and detecting tool was way in the future.

Two futuristic cops, John Howard and Ralph Byrd, ride around in a car equipped with radar detection and they're on a case involving some stolen uranium. The gang has all kinds of layers within it with your typical gangster's moll Adele Jergens supposedly gunman Tom Neal's woman, but really two timing him with mastermind Tris Coffin. In fact this whole film is proof positive of the premise there is definitely no honor among thieves.

Something tells me that the Radar Secret Service was not used in tracking down two bit stickup men and that the public was supposed to feel good about radar keeping us safe. This film really plays to Cold War paranoia.

On the plus side Adele Jergens and Myrna Dell playing a waitress are always good to look at and perennial Lippert Pictures regular Sid Melton is once again in this for comic relief. Sid was really needed here.


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