Yellow Cargo (1936)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Detective Film  |   Release Date - Nov 8, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Having peaked as a big-studio leading man, Conrad Nagel accepted a brief contract at cost-conscious Pacific Pictures in 1936. Yellow Cargo is the first of the quartet, with Nagel costarring with Eleanor Hunt as a dog-and-cat team of government agents. Their job is to halt the activities of a gang of smugglers specializing in Chinese aliens (catch that bad-taste title!), which operates under the cover of a movie studio. The film provides intriguing backstage glimpses at Grand National Studios (formerly Educational Pictures), with a few picturesque side trips to Catalina Island. The remaining pictures in the Conrad Nagel/Eleanor Hunt "G Man" series were Navy Spy, The Gold Racket and Bank Alarm (all 1937).

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illegal-alien, smuggling, investigation, undercover, ring [group of people], actor, crew, disguise, impersonation