The Dragnet (1928)

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Cast

Cast overview:
George Bancroft ... Two-Gun Nolan
Evelyn Brent ... The Magpie
William Powell ... Dapper Frank Trent
Fred Kohler ... 'Gabby' Steve
Francis McDonald ... Sniper Dawson
Leslie Fenton ... Shakespeare
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BANCROFT has the town on edge again. Bancroft on both sides of the law---as a cop and a culprit. If you are one of those who thought "Underworld" just about the last word in crook melodramas, don't let this one catch you napping. (original print ad - exactly as worded)

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

May 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Drag Net See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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