Undercover Agent (1939)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Police Comedy  |   Release Date - Apr 19, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Taking a break from Republic's "Higgins Family" series, Russell Gleason plays the title character in Monogram's Undercover Agent. A humble railroad postal clerk, young Bill Trent (Gleason) aspires to be an inspector. To this end, he carries a gun "just for emergencies", a fact that eventually gets him into trouble with his authorities. Hoping to redeem himself, Bill offers to help the Feds round up a gang of sweepstakes-ticket counterfeiters. Those grand old barnstormers J. M. Kerrigan and Maude Eburne steal the show as, respectively, a boozy ham actor and a neighborhood harridan. Shirley Deane, then Mrs. Russell Gleason, fulfills the film's leading-lady responsibilities.

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counterfeit, gun, postal-worker, railroad