The Squeaker (1930)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This suspenseful crime drama is the first talkie to be based on a novel by Edgar Wallace (he also directed the film). It tells the story of a Scotland Yard detective who goes undercover as an ex-con so he can capture the "Squeaker" a powerful fence who is pretending to be the upright chairman of a charitable organization.

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bad-guy, con/scam, criminal, decoy, detective, ex-convict, fence [stolen goods], good-guy, investigation, private-detective, undercover