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Undercover Man (1936)

Passed  -  Western  -  24 September 1936 (USA)
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Steve McLain (Johnny Mack Brown), an undercover agent for the express company, uncovers a gang of robbers, led by Ace Pringle (Ted Adams), hiding behind the badges of law officers.



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Cast overview:
Steve McLain
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Linda Forbes
Ted Adams ...
Ace Pringle
Frank Darien ...
Dizzy Slocum
Horace Murphy ...
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Judge Forbes
Dick Morehead ...
Deputy Rusty (as Dick Moorehead)
Ed Cassidy ...
Henchman Slim (as Edward Cassidy)


In "Undercover Man", Steve McLain (Johnny Mack Brown), an easy-going harmonica-playing undercover agent for the express company, uncovers a gang of stagecoach robbers, led by Ace Pringle (Ted Adams), hiding behind the his stature as a town leader, and an easily influenced and dumb Sheriff (Horace Murphy. Written by Les Adams <>

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Undercover Lover
27 March 2007 | by (Studio City, CA) – See all my reviews

Johnny Mack Brown is Steve McLain and undercover agent for Wells Fargo Company sent to end the criminal activities of a local gang which is controlled by Ace Pringle, the local saloon owner who is plotting to take control of the town with the assistance of the local sheriff and deputies.

The story begins with Johnny falling for stagecoach passenger Suzanne Kaaren as Linda Forbes, daughter of the local judge.

Pringle and the local sheriff continually attempt to frame or kill Johnny but he is always one step ahead. Many of the nefarious plans are lame and almost comedic but that was not the original intent. Don't expect great acting as the characters are predictable and the situations contrived.

The ending is pure Happy Trails.

Republic Productions distributed this Supreme Pictures film which was never meant to be more than a B-Western. If you like Johnny Mack Brown, you will enjoy this movie. Otherwise, there are many other B-Westerns of greater merit.

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