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Badge of Honor (1934)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 1 April 1934 (USA)
Hoping to impress a pretty girl he's after, a playboy poses as a newspaperman and goes after a big story.


Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)


George Morgan (screenplay), Robert Emmett Tansey (story) (as Robert Emmett)




Cast overview:
Buster Crabbe ... Bob Gordon
Ruth Hall ... Helen Brewster
Ralph Lewis ... Randall Brewster
Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Claire van Alstyne
John Trent ... Harvey Larkin, City Editor
Ernie Adams ... 'Tip' Crane
Allan Cavan Allan Cavan ... Preston, the Lawyer (as Alan Cavan)
Charles McAvoy Charles McAvoy ... 'Trim' Fuller
Broderick O'Farrell ... Howard Kent
William Arnold William Arnold ... Andrew Comstock


Hoping to impress a pretty girl he's after, a playboy poses as a newspaperman and goes after a big story.

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Drama | Romance








Release Date:

1 April 1934 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented airings took place in Philadelphia Saturday 15 October 1949 on WCAU (Channel 10), in Cincinnati Sunday 27 November 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 21 March 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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21 December 2004 | by sasheegm-1See all my reviews

For this Cheapie from Poverty Row Mayfair Pictures, Buster Crabbe was acquired on Loan-Out from Paramount where he was under contract.............The film itself is a lesson of how 68 minutes can be wasted on a very boring story-line, with some of the worst acting ever seen in a Poverty Row B-Film......The only saving grace of this Turkey was the presence of Crabbe...........Why Paramount did not utilize Crabbe's exceptional enthusiasm, and a fairly good screen appearance is questioned.......Crabbe himself said once in an Interview, that Henry Hathaway and he, did not get along after a confrontation on the set of Hathaway's last Paramount Zane Grey film "To The Last Man"-1933.......Whatever the reason, many of Crabbe's fans, including yours truly, had wished he had made more & better films then this one......Watch it if you must; but only if you are a fan of Buster Crabbe......Sasheegm-1

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