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Society Smugglers (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 1 March 1939 (USA)
The Treasury Department plants a female agent in the office of a luggage company that is suspected of smuggling diamonds.

Director:

Joe May

Writers:

Earl Felton (screenplay), Arthur T. Horman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Preston Foster ... Richard 'Sully' Sullivan
Irene Hervey ... Joan Martin
Walter Woolf King ... Roy Allen Massey
Frank Jenks ... Emery
Fred Keating ... Larry Kearns
Regis Toomey ... Johnny Beebe
Frances Robinson ... Mary Larson
Raymond Parker ... Clinton Ames
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... Anthony Harrison
Doris Rankin Doris Rankin ... Miss Anna Wexley
Harry Hayden ... Dr. Charles Lee
Frank Reicher ... Jones
Milburn Stone ... Peter Garfield
Jack Norton ... Louis Remington Prentiss
Michael Mark Michael Mark ... Rug Merchant
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The Treasury Department plants a female agent in the office of a luggage company that is suspected of smuggling diamonds.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contrabando de Diamantes See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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T-men on the high seas. ;)
2 September 2019 | by ripplinbucketheadSee all my reviews

When the Treasury Department suspects a luggage company-which has recently run a contest offering a European cruise-of smuggling diamonds, they plant a woman as a secretary in their office, and a t-man on the cruise ship. There will be intrigue and danger both on the high seas and on the land...

I watched this one simply because Preston Foster is the lead, and as usual, he made it fun. Fiesty Irene Hervey was good as his co-worker/on again, off again love interest too, as was Fred Keating as one of the main crooks. Throw in Frank Jenks in a cute role, and good ol' Regis Toomey as the t-man (of course) planted on the cruise and you've got yourself a solid cast.

I wouldn't say this was one of Foster's best, but I still liked the story, there's some witty dialogue, and a couple of surprises, too. Worth a look!


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