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Special Agent K-7 (1936)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 5 May 1936 (USA)
(1937) Walter McGrail, Irving Pichel, Queenie Smith, Donald Reed. A fine poverty row thriller. Agent K-7 finds himself knee-deep in a murder mystery at a posh nightclub run by a mobster. ... See full summary »


Raymond K. Johnson


Phil Dunham (photoplay), Leslie Spiller (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter McGrail ... Vincent 'Lanny' Landers
Queenie Smith ... Ollie O'Dea
Irving Pichel ... Lester Owens
Donald Reed ... Billy Westrop
Willy Castello ... Eddie Geller
Duncan Renaldo ... Tony Blank
Joy Hodges ... Peppy
Richard Tucker ... John Adams - Chief Agent
Malcolm McGregor ... Silky Samuels (as Malcolm MacGregor)
Hans Joby Hans Joby ... Schmidt (as Capt. John Peters)
George Eldredge ... Ames - Prosecuting Attorney
Henri Menjou Henri Menjou ... Smaltz (as Henry Menjou)
David MacDonald David MacDonald ... Goodwin
William Royle ... Police Capt. Hall
Harry Harvey ... Speedy


(1937) Walter McGrail, Irving Pichel, Queenie Smith, Donald Reed. A fine poverty row thriller. Agent K-7 finds himself knee-deep in a murder mystery at a posh nightclub run by a mobster. Pichel is great as the smooth-talking lawyer with gangland ties. Who done it? Lots of guys in cool suits, gorgeous dames, and gangland patter. There's even a nifty musical number. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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5 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agente K-7 See more »

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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast occurred Monday 11 June 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Baltimore it first aired Friday 19 March 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2). See more »


References Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) See more »


Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Written by Magnus Rosman, (as Ross Magnus) and Billie Rice
Sung by and played on piano by Joy Hodges
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Not terrible...but not especially good either.
8 February 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the story begins, a notorious criminal is being acquitted in court. However, the case against him must have been pretty solid, as the judge tells the jurors that this is one of the worst miscarriages in justice he's ever seen. Soon, jurors start dying, as the mob didn't want anyone squealing about the case. This is the environment in which Agent K-7 of the FBI finds himself. Another big theme in this case is a man who is accused of murder .

While I certainly would agree that "Special Agent K-7" is an inoffensive B movie, I felt particularly let down by the super-cliched way that the killer was found...and then they implicate themselves for all sorts of illegal stuff...assuming it's not all some trap!! Lame, over-used and stupid...a bad way to end an otherwise acceptable film.

By the way, if you are a fan of silent comedies, look for Snub Pollard in a small role as a waiter. When the talking pictures arrived and Pollard's style of comedy passe, he chose instead to make his living doing bit parts and even a sidekick parts for B-westerns.

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