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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 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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Crime | Drama

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24 April 1953 (USA)  »

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L'auto sanglante  »

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Budget:

$472,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$365,000, 31 December 1953

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$711,000, 31 December 1953
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film performed poorly at the box office resulting in a loss to MGM of $37,000 ($343,000 in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

When O'Flair is fighting the bad guy with a meat cleaver, the bad guy takes a couple of swings at O'Flair and misses, hitting the wall instead. Before that, you can see about a dozen marks in the wall from previous takes. See more »

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Second Half Is Worth The Wait
22 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Motorcycle Cops and Motorcycles are the Main Thing in this Mainstream Movie of the Docu-Types that were Prolific in the Early Fifties. This one has the Whole First Half Devoted to a Behind the Scenes Look at the Police Academy Training. Intriguing to Some it is quite a Boring Affair unless Ogling the Vintage Bikes is Your Thing.

It Zeroes in on Three Recruits and Their Initiation with some Youthful Playfulness and getting the Babes is Forefront. In the Second Half it is a much Better Movie as these Rookies are Thrust into a Crime Investigation and in the Third Act it Becomes a real Barn Burner with some Hard-Edged Violence and Believable Danger.

Ralph Meeker Melts the Screen with His Macho Egomania and Foolish Behavior but in the Space of the Film's Short Running Time Matures into a Full Blown Police Officer, however never Losing Sight of the Ladies.


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