Trapped by G-Men (1937)

Genres - Crime  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though not the most versatile of actors, granite-jawed Jack Holt does just fine with a dual role in Columbia's Trapped by G-Men. It all begins when FBI agent Bill Donovan (Holt), a dead ringer for notorious criminal Martin Galloway (also Holt), is sent to prison to gain the confidence of interred mob functionary Drake (Jack LaRue). Still posing as Galloway, Donovan stage-manages a jailbreak with Drake, the better to follow the criminal to the hideout of gangster leader Kilgour (C. Henry Gordon). Inevitably, one of the minor hoodlums exposes Donovan's true identity, and for a while it looks as though our hero is going to be ventilated with lead. Dragged in for an 11th-hour romantic subplot is the classy Wynne Gibson as female fed agent Alice.

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capture, criminal, gangster, agent [representative], bad-guy, good-guy, infiltration, investigation, investigator, prison, undercover