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Car 99 (1935)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 2 March 1935 (USA)
A story of the Michigan State Police and the strong sense of loyalty and duty it instills in its men. It follows the career of a newly-inducted rookie, Ross Martin, who has joined the force... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Karl Detzer (story "Hue and Cry"), Karl Detzer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred MacMurray ... Trooper Ross Martin
Guy Standing ... Professor Anthony
Ann Sheridan ... Mary Adams
William Frawley ... Sergeant Barrel
Dean Jagger ... Recruit Burton
Marina Koshetz ... Nan (as Marina Schubert)
Frank Craven ... Sheriff Pete Arnot
Nora Cecil ... Granny Adams
John Howard ... Recruit Carney (as John Cox)
Robert Kent ... Recruit Blatzky (as Douglas Blackley)
Charles C. Wilson ... Trooper Captain Ryan
Alfred Delcambre ... Recruit Jamison
Joe Sawyer ... Whitey (as Joe Sauers)
Mack Gray ... Smoke
Eddy Chandler Eddy Chandler ... Trooper Haynes
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A story of the Michigan State Police and the strong sense of loyalty and duty it instills in its men. It follows the career of a newly-inducted rookie, Ross Martin, who has joined the force at the urging of his sweetheart, Mary Adams. Martin soon distinguishes himself by his bravery in the apprehension of criminals. But when the leader of a gang of bank robbers falls into his hands and then escapes, because of carelessness on Martin's part, he is suspended from the force. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DEVIL DOGS OF THE HIGHWAYS! (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pistas Secretas See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sweden Censorship number 52.086, this movie was banned from Swedish cinemas April 1935, Paramount never returned with a shorter version. See more »

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Slapstick Motorbike Cops Versus a Kingpin of Crime
30 July 2009 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Although early Paramount programmers are something of a rarity in DVD stores, "Car 99" (1936) does not exactly fill us with super enthusiasm, despite the superb presence of super-charismatic Marina Schubert, who easily steals the acting honors from suave "innocent", Sir Guy Standing, homey Ann Sheridan and brash newcomer, Fred MacMurray. Ostensibly a thriller, the movie more often turns into a slapstick charade. In fact, director Charles Barton (in this, his second film, he is obviously out to duplicate his excellent debut with "Wagon Wheels") utilizes his comparatively large budget by trying to pack in too much material too fast for comfortable viewing. The blustering performances of William Frawley, Charles C. Wilson and even MacMurray himself on occasion, don't help. The film actually improves on second sight where one can appreciate the more leisurely approach of players like Ann Sheridan, Dean Jagger, James Craven, Robert Kent and John Howard to this uneasy blend of farce, frolic, high-speed bike and car chases, mild detection, alluring moll, stop-at-nothing gangsters and crime.


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