Squadron of Honor (1938)

Genres - Crime  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Squadron of Honor takes place during an American Legion convention, with newsreel shots of the genuine article interspersed among the reenacted scene. A murder is committed, and young legionnaire Blane (Don Terry) wants to find out who's responsible. The cops are convinced that pacifistic munitions executive Metcalf (Thurston Hall) committed the crime, but in fact Metcalf has been framed by pro-war armaments manufacturer Kimball (Robert Warwick). Before Blane can prove this, he has to get past Kimball's hulking henchmen, played by Columbia B-picture "regulars" Marc Lawrence and Dick Curtis. The producers are careful never to impugn the reputation of the American Legion; as a result, Squadron of Honor features some of the most sedate and conservative conventioneers in the history of the movies.

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accusation, commander, criminal, false-accusation, frame-up, investigation, killing, legionnaire, murder, rescue, smuggling, weapons