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Counterfeit (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 25 May 1936 (USA)
A cop goes undercover to infiltrate and break up a counterfeiting ring.

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

William Rankin (screenplay), Bruce Manning (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Morris ... John Joseph Madden
Margot Grahame ... Aimee Maxwell
Lloyd Nolan ... Capper Stevens
Marian Marsh ... Verna Maxwell
Claude Gillingwater ... Tom Perkins
George McKay George McKay ... Angel White
John Gallaudet ... Pete Dailey
Gene Morgan ... Gus
Pierre Watkin ... Matt McDonald
Marc Lawrence ... Dint Coleman
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John Joseph Madden (Chester Morris), a T-Man special agent goes undercover to rescue a kidnapped Treasury Department engraver from a counterfeiting gang led by Capper Stevens (Lloyd Nolan). He also has time to get involved with sisters Aimee (Margot Grahame) and Verna Maxwell (Marian Marsh.) Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiges Geld See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in More Than a Secretary (1936) See more »

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Should've Been Better
28 July 2007 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This second feature about how Chester Morris goes undercover to break up a counterfeiting ring is a decent effort, but has all the earmarks of something that should have been better. It has a fine cast including Morris, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Gillingwater doing one of his patented grouches and the always believable Marc Lawrence as a hood. But minor irritations, including Margot Grahame doing a poor line reading, a script that seems to overstate the obvious and, most annoying to me, bad soundwork, render this no more than adequate.

Usually you don't notice sound in a movie like this, but I have several issues. First, everyone but Chester Morris speaks clearly and at the same sound level at all times. Second, there is not much Foley work: except for a few sequences, there is no world outside the characters. And finally, the music track doesn't exist, except in a few scenes, where its presence calls attention to itself and its lack elsewhere.

George McKay has a nice turn as 'Angel', an expert in how to act to avoid being identified as someone who passes 'queer' money. But other than that, there is little to lift this movie into anything particularly interesting. So it's a decent time waster, and little more.


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