Calling All Cars (1935)

Genres - Crime, Mystery, Romance  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Calling All Cars was the title of a popular radio anthology of the mid-1930s, broadcast exclusively on the West Coast. The 1935 film version of Calling All Cars, unlike the series, was not (so far as we can determine) based on an actual case history. The sliver of a plot involves mobile thieves, who spend half the picture hiding out from the highway patrol. Heading the cast is veteran movie-heavy Jack LaRue and singer Lillian Miles. Calling All Cars sputters to a halt whenever anyone stops to deliver a line, but director Spencer Gordon Bennett keeps the wheels spinning during the hectic chase scenes.

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