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Postal Inspector (1936)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 16 August 1936 (USA)
Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

Director:

Otto Brower

Writers:

Horace McCoy (screenplay), Horace McCoy (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ricardo Cortez ... Inspector Bill Davis
Patricia Ellis ... Connie Larrimore
Michael Loring Michael Loring ... Charlie Davis
Bela Lugosi ... Gregory Benez
Wallis Clark Wallis Clark ... Inspector Gil Pottle
Arthur Loft ... Inspector Gene Richards
David Oliver ... 'Butch'
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Evans
Bill Burrud ... Billy, The Boy (as Billy Burrud)
Harry Beresford ... Ritter
Spencer Charters ... Grumpy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfonso Corelli Alfonso Corelli ... Man calming crowd in night club
Frank Wilcox ... Postmaster General
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Storyline

Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

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Taglines:

The Daring Exploits of Secret Agents of the Mail Service!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspetor Postal See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Let's Have Bluebirds on All Our Wallpaper
(uncredited)
Music by Irving Actman
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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Bela the mobster
14 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Before seeing this the only other film I ever saw dealing with the Post Office police was a very good Alan Ladd noir film called Appointment With Danger where Ladd like Ricardo Cortez here plays a Post Office cop. Postal Inspector does not have the really good plot the Ladd film has but it's good enough and it has some nice action sequences involving a flood that spoils plans for the good guys and bad guys alike.

Bela Lugosi plays a nightclub owner who doubles as the boss of a gang and he's got a pretty good scheme involving the robbery of a shipment of old and soon to be retired currency being shipped by mail. He carries it off, but the flash flood interrupts his plans.

Patricia Ellis plays a nightclub singer and Michael Loring, Cortez's brother who get innocently into a jackpot in the robbery as he's suspected of being an inside man.

Postal Inspector has a nice action climax involving a chase with outboard motorboats through flooded. And in the role of the nightclub racketeer owner provided a nice change of pace for Bela Lugosi not playing a mad scientist or an inhuman fiend.


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