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Code Two (1953)

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

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Chuck O'Flair
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Jane Anderson
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Mary Hartley
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Police Sgt. Jumbo Culdane
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Russ Hartley
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Harry Whenlon
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Motor Squad Duty Sgt. Payne
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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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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

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1.37 : 1
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The art on the cover of the Warner Brothers Archive Collection DVD shows Ralph Meeker laying next to Elaine Stewart in a bathing suit. In the movie, it is Jeff Richards who is next to Stewart in this scene. Meeker is in a canoe with his girlfriend. This art may be from an original lobby card for this movie or maybe was created specifically for the DVD box art. See more »

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Motor-Cross Meets Dragnet
27 November 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Solid little programmer from MGM's B period. The documentary influence of TV's Dragnet (1951-1959) is apparent in the early police training segment that looks like it was done at the actual Academy. Three trainees buddy-up there, but later switch to the better-paying motorcycle division. There they get involved with black market beef haulers and excitement ensues. Director Wilcox keeps things moving smoothly, while the filming in and around LA lends a realistic feel. Then too, Wynn gets to practice his tart brand of sarcasm as a tough but fair training officer, lending helpful color. As could be expected, the girls (Forrest and Stewart) are strictly secondary, as wife and girlfriend, respectively.

Meeker gets to play a cocky trainee in what could have been a warm-up for his classic Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly (1955). I hope they paid him double for all his stunt work at the end. He earns it. For fans of two-wheelers, there's a lot of motorcycle cross-country action that shows off their rugged versatility. And what a coincidence, as another reviewer points out, that so many of the male cast went on to cowboy starring roles on TV—look for Chuck Connors as a deputy sheriff in an office scene about 2/3 of the way through. All in all, it's a solid programmer of the sort soon to migrate to TV, but holds interest, nevertheless.


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