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A Man Betrayed (1936)

Frank Powell, an honest stock salesman, attempts to verify the authenticity of his merchandise and his employer commits suicide. Dishonest partners in the company employ gangsters to make ... See full summary »

Director:

John H. Auer

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (story and screenplay), Stuart E. McGowan (story and screenplay) (as Stuart McGowan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward J. Nugent ... Frank Powell (as Eddie Nugent)
Kay Hughes ... Marjorie Norton
Lloyd Hughes ... Curtis Powell
John Wray ... Sparks
Edwin Maxwell ... Richards
Theodore von Eltz ... Burns (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Detective Ryan
William Newell ... Gabby
Smiley Burnette ... Hillbilly
Christine Maple ... Helen Vincent
John Hamilton ... Mr. Carlton
Ralf Harolde ... Tony Maroc
Grace Durkin ... Gertrude
Carleton Young ... Smokey - Henchman
Mary Bovard Mary Bovard ... Apartment House Tenant
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Frank Powell, an honest stock salesman, attempts to verify the authenticity of his merchandise and his employer commits suicide. Dishonest partners in the company employ gangsters to make the man's death look like murder, in order to cast suspicion on Frank and cover up their own crooked deals. He is convicted and sent to prison. He escapes by chance when other gangsters effect the escape of a gang-member to whom Frank happens to be handcuffed at the time. Free, he sets out, aided by his brother, Curtis, a former missionary, to establish his innocence. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"REVENGE" was the word seared into his head by a smug world! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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A fun romp
13 November 2009 | by samhill5215See all my reviews

Another contributor commented that once this gets going it's fun and he's right. All kinds of stuff is going on here, crime, love, setups, religion, fatalism and more with a little comedy thrown in. One thing's for sure: it's not dull. It starts out with the basic premise that an honest guy discovers his partners are crooked and tries to set things straight but ends up being framed. And then it keeps adding in more and more tangents that frankly, make it a fun romp. In the hands of a better crew and a little more focus this could actually have been really good. But anyway you look at it if you ever get a chance to watch it (and that's not easy) don't miss it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing Men See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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