Disorderly Conduct (1932)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Police Drama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The troubled career of a luckless motorcycle cop provides the basis for this police drama. His difficulties begin when he arrests the woman his captain has been dating for speeding. Unfortunately, her father is one of the most powerful (and villainous) men in town. The cop's eagerness gets him promptly demoted. Angrily, he gets revenge by warning the local gangster of an impending raid. When his captain finds out, he punishes the cop by forcing him to lead that raid. In doing so, the young cop sees the captain's girl in cahoots with the crime boss. Helping her escape, the cop turns around and begins blackmailing her father. Time passes and eventually the gangster boss gets out of prison. He immediately heads out for revenge on the double-crossing copper by killing his nephew. Suddenly filled with guilty remorse, the cop decides to reform and so kills the crook, gives back the extortion money, and confesses his crime to the captain. In turn the captain rewards the repentant officer by restoring him to his previous status.

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arrest, bad-guy, blackmail, captain [military], city, corruption, criminal, demotion, escape, father, gangster, going-straight, good-guy, invasion, loot, motorcycle, nephew, official, police, release, return, shoot-out, warning, weapons