Tear Gas Squad (1940)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Warner Bros. Tear Gas Squad manages to pack thrills, comedy, romance and songs into a neat 55-minute package. Dennis Morgan plays cocky nightclub entertainer Tommy McCabe, who gets his jollies out of making fun of the local police force. This does not prove amusing to pretty Jerry Sullivan (Gloria Dickson), the daughter of a police lieutenant (Harry Shannon), nor to Jerry's flatfoot boyfriend Bill Morrissey (John Payne). Falling in love with Jerry himself, Tommy tries to prove his worth by joining the Boys in Blue, where he is subject to the rigorous training program applied by Morrissey. Thrown off the force because of his insouciance, Tommy gets back into everyone's good graces by saving Morrisey's life. Fans of TV's Superman series will get a special kick out of seeing George (Clark Kent) Reeves and John (Perry White) Hamilton in key supporting roles.

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courage, love, love-triangle, piano, police, rescue, romance