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Riot Squad (1933)

The constant battling over the same woman gets two detectives demoted to what's considered the toughest job in the Police Department--the Riot Squad.


(as Harry Webb)


(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Barney Sarecky)




Complete credited cast:
... Lil Daley
... Det. Bob Larkin
... Det. Mack McCue
... Diamonds Jareck
Harrison Greene ... Nolan
... Judge Nathaniel Moore
Alene Carroll ... Peggy Moore
Bee Eddels ... Ruth - Lil's Maid
... Pug - Henchman
Charles De La Motte ... Shorty - Henchman


The gangster moll Lil Daley is assigned to lure handsome detective Bob Larkin to an apartment where the gangster Diamonds Jareck is lying in wait. However, Larkin escapes and instead falls in love with Lil, who is being courted by detective Mack McCue. The rivalry of Bob and Mack has them demoted to the riot squad, where they continue to fight over Lil. When it appears that Lil is involved in the kidnapping of the Judge Nathaniel Moore's daughter Peggy, Larkin denounces her. Lil is being blackmailed by Diamonds, however. Written by Robert

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

26 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Police Patrol  »

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1.37 : 1
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Terrible...and that's the nicest thing I can say about this one.
28 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Riot Squad" is a film I simply couldn't finish--so I'll tell you this up front. I want to be honest about this. It was because the film was just so incredibly awful. The script was duller than dust, the actors as charismatic as corpses and the whole thing looked like it was made on a budget of $7. It's a film so bad that not only would Monogram Studios have been embarrassed to make it but PRC! It's just slow, tedious and bad. Nothing stood out in a positive way about my watching the film and I can easily understand how the film has slipped into the public domain. If you are a big masochist, it's currently posted on YouTube but I wonder who would want to subject themselves to this thing?!

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