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Bank Alarm (1937)

An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a rash of bank robberies. What he doesn't know is that his sister is the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader.

Director:

Louis J. Gasnier

Writers:

Eleanor Hunt (original story) (as Cynthia Meade), Lawrence Meade (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Conrad Nagel ... Alan O'Connor
Eleanor Hunt ... Bobbie Reynolds
Vince Barnett ... Clarence 'Bulb' Callahan
Wheeler Oakman ... Joe Karlotti
Nat Carr Nat Carr ... Yoritz
Frank Milan Frank Milan ... Jerry Turner
Wilma Francis ... Kay O'Connor
William L. Thorne ... Police Inspector J. C. Macy (as William Thorn)
Charles Delaney ... Duke - Henchman
Phil Dunham ... Leon Curtis - Bank Clerk (as Philip Dunham)
Sidney D'Albrook Sidney D'Albrook ... Coroner (as Syd D'Albrook)
Pat Gleason Pat Gleason ... Barney - Henchman
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Overman - Bank Bookkeeper
Henry Roquemore Henry Roquemore ... Nevada Sheriff
Ed Schaefer Ed Schaefer ... Tracy
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Storyline

An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a rash of bank robberies. What he doesn't know is that his sister is the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

THE FEDERAL AGENTS ALAN O'CONNOR and BOBBIE REYNOLDS IN ANOTHER THRILLING ADVENTURE DRAMA! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerte aux banques See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Chicago Wednesday 12 January 1949 on WGN (Channel 9). See more »

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Follows Navy Spy (1937) See more »

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Hopelessly inept...
8 January 2014 | by Cumquat-BarrySee all my reviews

I am a life-long lover of 'B' movies, especially those from the 30's but this one is so inept I'm amazed it wasn't shelved into oblivion.

Being a low-budget job is no excuse for the dreadful writing, non-existent direction, the camera shots that simply don't match, the poor editing, the always-smiling or laughing performances... and the pathetically acted 'funny-man' who provides the foil for the Thin Man-like leads in place of the latter's dog...

Believe me, the dog did better.

Bank Alarm... by the way, despite being mentioned in the opening scene, has absolutely nothing to do with alarms, and actually very little to do with banks...!

There is only ONE scene in the film worth mentioning, set in a jail... which I won't spoil for you... and that's it...!

There are hundreds of films of this genre and period, and 10 minutes from any one of them will provide more satisfaction than this entire film. Trying to defend this rubbish by saying it's 'low-budget' and a 'B-movie' is grossly insulting to all the good (even excellent) films in this category.

Even if you just like slapstick, and are under 9-years-old you can do better than this.

Such a disappointment.

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