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A Fugitive from Justice (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 15 June 1940 (USA)
Fugitive Lee Leslie is wanted by three groups; the police, the gangsters who fear his testimony in court and the insurance company that carries a $1,000,000 policy on him and is anxious to ... See full summary »

Director:

Terry O. Morse (as Terry Morse)

Writers:

Leonard Neubauer (story "Million Dollar Fugitive"), Alex Gottlieb (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Pryor ... Dan Miller
Lucile Fairbanks ... Janet Leslie
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Ziggy
Sheila Bromley ... Ruby Patterson
Morgan Conway ... 'Julie' Alexander
Donald Douglas ... Lee Leslie
John Gallaudet ... Mark Rogers
Lottie Williams Lottie Williams ... Mrs. Henrietta Leslie
Joe Devlin ... Hinky-Dink
Steve Darrell ... Zorilla (as Stevan Darrell)
John Harmon ... Gorwin
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Murphy (as Robert E. O'Connor)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Corkery (as Thomas Jackson)
Eddy Chandler Eddy Chandler ... Gray (as Eddie Chandler)
Edward Keane ... Partridge (as Ed Keane)
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Storyline

Fugitive Lee Leslie is wanted by three groups; the police, the gangsters who fear his testimony in court and the insurance company that carries a $1,000,000 policy on him and is anxious to protect its interests by seeing that Leslie stays alive. The company assigns Dan Miller to find Leslie. A night club singer, Ruby Patterson the beneficiary of his will, tips the gangsters as to his whereabouts. He escapes but the gang kidnaps his sister Janet and his mother. His plan to surrender to the police now depends on being able to rescue them first. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He Fled From The Law... Into The Hands Of Killers!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fugitivo de la justicia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Wednesday 5 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Buffalo Wednesday 28 November 1956 on WBEN (Channel 4), in Shreveport LA Friday 4 January 1957 on KTBS (Channel 3), in Honolulu Monday 1 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13)., and in San Francisco Tuesday 13 August 1957 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »

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A trivial crime story
23 May 2001 | by Dick-42See all my reviews

Standard trivial crime flick -- no better or worse than most. Eddie Foy, Jr. as Ziggy, the comic-relief sidekick, is so incredibly stupid as to detract even from a film that has no particular merits to begin with. The movie's main merit is that it's over in 53 minutes.


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