A Fugitive from Justice (1940)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The 1940 Warner Bros. quickie A Fugitive From Justice is based on Leonard Neubauer's short story "Million Dollar Fugitive." Roger Pryor plays insurance investigator Don Miller, who endeavors to hide Lee Leslie (Donald Douglas), holder of a million-dollar policy, from both the police and the underworld. Miller's efforts are frequently stymied by Mark Rogers (John Gallaudet), a Winchellesque radio reporter in cahoots with the G-Men. Our hero's allies include his wisecracking assistant Ziggy (Eddie Foy Jr., brother of Bryan Foy, the film's producer) and all-purpose heroine Janet Leslie (Lucille Fairbanks, niece of Douglas Fairbanks Sr.) A Fugitive From Justice sure looks like a remake, but a remake of what remains a mystery.

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fraud, fugitive, gangster, group, insurance, insurance-investigator, investigator, millionaire, on-the-run, police, wanted-man