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Illegal Traffic (1938)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 November 1938 (USA)
G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Robert Yost (original story), Lewis R. Foster (original story) (as Lewis Foster) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Carrol Naish ... Lewis Zomar
Mary Carlisle ... Carol Butler
Robert Preston ... Charles Bent Martin
Judith Barrett ... Marie Arden
Pierre Watkin ... Jigger
Buster Crabbe ... Steve (as Larry Crabbe)
George McKay George McKay ... Frank 'Old Man' Butler
Richard Denning ... Silk Patterson
Phil Warren Phil Warren ... Dittmar (as Phillip Warren)
Sheila Darcy Sheila Darcy ... Mathilde
Dolores Casey ... Mamie
Dennis Morgan ... Cagey Miller (as Richard Stanley)
John Hart ... Davis
Regis Toomey ... Windy
William B. Davidson ... Dalton
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Storyline

G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an old friend, whom he once barnstormed in an air circus, Martin joins the gang as a pilot. He becomes interested in Carol Butler, a beautiful girl involved with the gang through the activities of her ne'er-do-well father. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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gang | transport | pilot | loot | getaway | See All (87) »

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HE CHARGED $30,000 FOR A RIDE TO DEATH! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Fast paced Paramount vehicle
14 August 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I am very surprised not to have commented this little crime flick yet. But I am dead sure that I have done it for other Paramount crime programmers from this very era, starring the likes of the early Tony Quinn, Lloyd Nolan, J Caroll Naish, Buster Crabbe. The topic are nearly always the same, I agree, but they are all pretty good time wasters, fast paced in the pure Warner Bros style with Jimmy Cagney or Eddy Robinson. The main directors for those films were mainly Louis King and Bob Florey. No surprise here, folks, just the atmosphere if you like it, not more but that's far enough for me. Just enjoy.

There were others of those little flicks. I am sure they are available some where.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trafic illégal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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