Larceny on the Air (1937)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Larceny on the Air is a Republic B-plus picture "drawn from today's headlines." In this instance, the news event pounced upon was the mid-1930s Federal crackdown on patent-medicine quacks. Robert Livingston stars as a doctor who takes to the radio airwaves to campaign against cure-all charlatans. Livingston's mission is compromised when he falls in love with Grace Bradley, daughter of the medicine-racket ringleader. Somehow Larceny on the Air found the time to accommodate a musical number, "Sittin' on the Moon" (from the 1936 Republic picture of the same name).

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campaign, doctor, medicine, quack (physician), radio, ringleader, daughter