What Price Crime? (1935)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One of several poverty-row films which vanished from sight during the 1935-36 movie season, Beacon Productions did its best to stay afloat as long as possible with such potboilers as What Price Crime? Future cowboy hero Charles Starrett is cast as G-Man Allan Grey, hot on the trail of a gang of firearms smugglers. Going undercover, Grey poses as an aspiring prizefighter in order to gain the confidence of gang leader Douglas Worthington (Noel Madison). The plot becomes as thick as pea soup when our hero falls in love with Worthington's sister Sondra (played by Virginia Cherrill, previously the blind flower girl in Chaplin's City Lights). Despite its urban setting, much of What Price Crime was economically filmed out-of-doors.

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smuggling, agent [representative], boxing, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), undercover, weapons