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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

Hot Towel
(uncredited)
Music by Irving Actman
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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The rains came...
22 June 2014 | by MikeMagiSee all my reviews

I doubt that any movie ever made better use of stock footage of floods than "Postal Inspector." Every time the tale sags -- or more accurately sogs -- it's back to some unfortunate town where the river is rising, the dam done burst, homes are being washed away and people are trudging through muck and mire (not to be confused with the vaudeville act of the same name,) trying to escape the deluge. The big chase scene even replaces cars and horses with speedboats. The plot centers on Bela Lugosi as a night club owner, drowning in debt, who tries to steal $3 million in old bills being transported by the US Post Office. Fortunately, Ricardo Cortez is there to sink him, aided by Patricia Ellis as a night club singer who manages to warble a few Frank Loesser tunes before the water rises. It's actually not a bad little thriller and manages to float along in a fast-moving 58 minutes.


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