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Junior G-Men (1940)

A gang of street kids work with the FBI in their attempt to find and rescue their leader's father, a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist group.


Ford Beebe, John Rawlins


George H. Plympton (original screenplay), Basil Dickey (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Halop ... Billy Barton
Huntz Hall ... Gyp
Gabriel Dell ... Terry
Bernard Punsly ... Lug
Ken Lundy Ken Lundy ... Buck
Kenneth Howell ... Harry Trent
Roger Daniel ... Midge
Phillip Terry ... Jim Bradford
Russell Hicks ... Col. Barton
Cy Kendall ... Brand
Ben Taggart ... Severn
Victor Zimmerman Victor Zimmerman ... Corey
Edgar Edwards ... Evans
Gene Rizzi ... Foster
Florence Halop ... Mary


A gang of street kids work with the FBI in their attempt to find and rescue their leader's father, a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist group.

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UNIVERSAL'S EXCITING NEW SERIAL (original print media ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

1 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agentes secretos juveniles See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Enemies Within
  • 2. The Blast of Doom
  • 3. Human Dynamite
  • 4. Blazing Danger
  • 5. Trapped By Traitors
  • 6. Traitors' Treachery
  • 7. Flaming Death
  • 8. Hurled Through Space
  • 9. The Plunge of Peril
  • 10.The Toll of Treason
  • 11.Descending Doom
  • 12.The Power of Patriotism
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Followed by Junior G-Men of the Air (1942) See more »

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Dead End G-Men
5 February 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Seventeen-year old street punk Billy Halop (as Billy Barton alias Billy Lang) is caught stealing pies. He is turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.), after being fingered by clean-cut "Junior G-Man" Kenneth Howell (as Harry Trent). The F.B.I. lets young Halop know his presumed dead dad, an inventive genius, is really alive. The father has been abducted by a group of treasonable conspirators known as "The Flaming Torch". Opposites attract, and Halop and Howell grow to like each other. They join forces to save the U.S.A. from the villainous plotting of the "Torch Gang"...

For the record, "The Dead End Kids" aka "The Little Tough Guys" for this entry are: Halop, Huntz Hall (as Gyp), Gabriel Dell (as Terry), Bernard Punsly (as Lug), Harris Berger (as Sailor) and Ken Lundy (as Buck)...

The first of three "Universal" serials has plenty of chase, crash and fight. It brought audiences into the cinemas every week, as three more serials followed. Halop flew into "Sky Raiders" (1941) solo, dove into "Sea Raiders" (1941) with the "Dead End" Kids, and headed up "Junior G-Men of the Air" (1942). This first series benefits from having a clear, simple plot. One of the more memorable sequences herein involves aviation (Chapter 9, "The Plunge of Peril!"). Halop and Howell get in the ring and box in Chapter 6 ("Traitor's Treachery!"). Howell celebrated his KO with "Pride of the Bowery" (1940).

***** Junior G-Men (1940) Ford Beebe, John Rawlins ~ Billy Halop, Kenneth Howell, Huntz Hall, Phillip Terry

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