Under Secret Orders (1933)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A minor entry from small-scale Progressive Pictures, Under Secret Orders starred the rather pallid Donald Dillaway as Henry Ames, a bank employee assigned to bring valuable bonds from San Francisco to a client, Franklyn Lawrence (Lafe McKee), in South America. En route, Henry hits the bottle once too often and gets himself involved with a gang planning to steal the valuable bonds and fund a revolution. Happily, the boozy hero is helped by one John Burke (J. Farrell MacDonald) and the bonds are safely delivered to their destination. Forsaking the evil drink, Henry wins the love of Lawrence's daughter, Jane (Phyllis Barrington). Under Secret Orders was produced by Poverty Row entrepreneur Willis Kent and released as a "Phyllis Barrington Special."

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agent [representative], assignment, daughter, death, heir, love, naivete, secrets, will [document]