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Legion of Terror (1936)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1 November 1936 (USA)
Two newly-appointed postal inspectors, Frank Marshall and 'Slim" Hewitt, set out to track down the sender of a time-bomb to a U. S. Senator and, during their investigation, run across a ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles C. Coleman (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)

Writers:

Bert Granet (original story), Bert Granet (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bruce Cabot ... Frank Marshall
Marguerite Churchill ... Nancy Foster
Crawford Weaver ... Slim Hewitt
Ward Bond ... Don Foster
Charles C. Wilson ... Colonel McCollum (as Charles Wilson)
John Hamilton ... Cummings
Arthur Loft ... Gardner
Nick Copeland Nick Copeland ... Lefty (as Nicholas Copeland)
John Tyrrell ... Feeney (as John Tyrell)
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Storyline

Two newly-appointed postal inspectors, Frank Marshall and 'Slim" Hewitt, set out to track down the sender of a time-bomb to a U. S. Senator and, during their investigation, run across a hooded organization that is terrorizing an American city. They also meet Don Foster, who is loud in his condemnation of the terrorists, and his sister, Nancy, who fears for her brother's life. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BREATHTAKING EXPOSE! (original poster) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hooded Legion See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Timeless: Hollywoodland (2018) See more »

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****** Hackneyed Hyperbole
17 August 2019 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

That may sound like a harsh judgment, especially since I thought the film was likable and had some appeal. It's just that the theme has been done thousands of times in thousands of movies; good guys vs bad guys, forces of evil working against a naive subject, government to the rescue, etc.. But I think when you're watching the situation for the first time the movie goes down easier. Now it's 80 years later and you can almost write the script for yourself, complete with odd coincidences and facilitated circumstances that are harder in real life.

That said, there are good acting turns here for Bruce Cabot and Ward Bond, who may have had his only starring role, and a host of movie supporting actors, including John Hamilton, who gets to preachify against subversive groups "wherever they may be found". The KKK threat may have subsided but it was more of a current topic to audiences in 1936. And it's only 65 minutes long, just enough for easy viewing. Shown at Capitolfest, Rome, NY, 8/19.

****** 6/10 - Website no longer prints my star rating.


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