5.5/10
128
14 user 2 critic

Postal Inspector (1936)

Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Although his murdered friend was by all accounts a scoundrel a true "bounder" Edward Wales is determined to trap his killer by staging a seance using a famous medium. Many of the 13 seance ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Conrad Nagel, Leila Hyams, Margaret Wycherly
Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Karl Wagner uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A diver saves his best friend's life but loses his own arm in doing so. Later, unable to find work because of his missing arm, he is forced to go to work for a criminal searching for lost ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Jack Holt, Bela Lugosi
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A madman sets out to destroy a group of Chinatown merchants.

Director: Robert F. Hill
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Bruce Bennett, Joan Barclay
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Molly Lamont
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Peter Graves, Mala Powers, Chuck Connors
The Gorilla (1939)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold
The Devil Bat (1940)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Inspector Bill Davis
... Connie Larrimore
Michael Loring ... Charlie Davis
... Gregory Benez
Wallis Clark ... Inspector Gil Pottle
... Inspector Gene Richards
... 'Butch'
Guy Usher ... Evans
... Billy, The Boy (as Billy Burrud)
... Ritter
... Grumpy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfonso Corelli ... Man calming crowd in night club
... Postmaster General
Edit

Storyline

Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Daring Exploits of Secret Agents of the Mail Service!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inspetor Postal  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Hot Towel
(uncredited)
Music by Irving Actman
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bela the mobster
14 September 2013 | by See 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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial