Special Investigator (1936)

Genres - Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Release Date - Apr 26, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Richard Dix is as stalwart and oaklike as ever in Special Investigator. Here he plays courtroom-movie cliche #22B: The wealthy attorney who keeps mobsters out of prison. When Dix's brother, a G-Man, is killed by one of his ex-clients, the attorney switches sides and joins the Department of Justice. Dix uses his inside knowledge on the criminal element to avenge his brother's death. Special Investigator was adapted from a novel by Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner.

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lawyer, bribery, ethics, gangster, agent [representative], brother, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), G-man, murder, revenge