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The poverty-row origins of are made doubly obvious by its all-bit-player cast. Walter McGrail essays perhaps the largest role in his talkie career as police detective Lanny, who resents the ongoing interference of the local FBI branch. Hoping to show up the feds, Lanny tackles a baffling espionage case all by his lonesome. Things heat up when his gal-reporter sweetheart Ollie (Queenie Smith) is framed for murder by the villains. The actual killer is so obvious to the audience that one contemporary suggested that he shone like a beacon on the screen. Leading lady Queenie Smith, best known for her performance of the soubrette Elly in Queenie Smith (1936), went on to a long career in character roles, and for a while played the landlady in the "Bowery Boys" series of the 1950s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Walter McGrail
as Lanny
Queenie Smith
as Ollie
Irving Pichel
as Owens
Duncan Renaldo
as Tony
Joy Hodges
as Peppy
Richard Tucker
as Adams
George Eldredge
as Prosecutor
David MacDonald
as Goodwin
William Royle
as Capt. Hall
Harry Harvey
as Speedy


Phil Dunham
Elmer Dyer