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Code Two (1953)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  24 April 1953 (USA)
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The adventures of motorcycle cops, from their academy days, to chasing crooked truckers.



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Cast overview:
Chuck O'Flair
Jane Anderson
Sally Forrest ...
Mary Hartley
Police Sgt. Jumbo Culdane
Russ Hartley
James Craig ...
Police Lt. Redmon
Harry Whenlon
Robert Burton ...
Police Capt. Bill Williams
Jonathan Cott ...
Truck Driver
Fred Graham ...
Motor Squad Duty Sgt. Payne


Chuck O'Flair and two buddies, Russ Hartley and Harry Whenlon, enter the Los Angeles Police Academy as cadets. Cocky and sure of himself, O'Flair almost gets washed out as unfit material. After they graduate, one of them accidentally stumbles on a gang of black marketeers and is murdered. O'Flair requests the assignment to track down the killer. Written by Les Adams <>

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MGM's fastest drama on two wheels. See more »


Crime | Drama


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24 April 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Movie cops soon to become TV cowboys
10 June 2003 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

The first half of this modest 69-minute movie tells, in semi-documentary fashion, of the training of rookie cops in early 1950s Los Angeles. Needless to say, all these rookies are white males but it's the "dated" quality of the movie which lends it a curiosity value as an artifact of its time. Police buffs should enjoy looking over the equipment, the uniforms, the training techniques, the investigation methods, etc.

A let's-catch-the-cop-killers plot takes over in the second half. It's minor stuff but affords an opportunity to look over a cast soon to find greater success in TV westerns. There's Robert ("Wagon Train") Horton and Jeff ("Jefferson Drum") Richards and -- in a small part -- Chuck ("The Rifleman") Connors. Rounding out the cast of cops are Ralph Meeker and Keenan Wynn. There's a certain "fetish" appeal in seeing these men in boots and leather jackets and motorcycle pants, and Meeker, Horton, and Richards also do a "beefcake" scene by a lake where they appear in swimsuits. (Richards must have tipped the wardrobe department to give him the snuggest-fitting suit.)

A few scenes appear to be shot on actual L.A. streets but much of it is recognizable as the MGM back-lot. Somewhere, on one of those hills, Robert Horton would soon be stripped to his shorts and tortured by North Korean guards in "Prisoner of War."

Director Fred Wilcox later helmed the classic "Forbidden Planet."

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