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Secret Service of the Air (1939)

Secret Service of the Air





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In this, the premiere entry in the "Brass" Bancroft series (starring the man who would-be President, Ronald Reagan), Brass is seen as an ex-Army pilot who works as a commercial airline pilot. One day he quits his well-paying, safe job to become an agent for the Secret Service. His first assignment is to look into a gang of smugglers who are suspected of sneaking illegal aliens into the US via airplanes. This gang is really bad, and whenever they fear that they will be caught, they simply open their hatches and drop the hapless aliens like so many bombs. Bancroft is enraged at their inhumanity, and in the end, he and the ring leader battle it out in a plane spinning out of control.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Raymond L. Schrock
In Theaters:
Warner Bros.


Ronald Reagan
as Lt. "Brass" Bancroft
John Litel
as Jim Saxby
Ila Rhodes
as Pamella Schuyler
James Stephenson
as Jim Cameron
Rosella Towne
as Zelma Warren
Eddie Foy Jr.
as Gabby Watters
Larry Williams
as Dick Wayne
John Ridgely
as Joe Leroy
Morgan Conway
as Ed Powell
John Harron
as Cliff Durell
Sidney Bracey
as John Vicary
John Hamilton
as Warden Jackson
Davison Clark
as Deputy Warden
George Sorel
as Capt. Cortez
Alberto Morin
as Pedro the Bartender
Jack Mower
as Aldrich
Frank Mayo
as Manning
Henry Otho
as Turnkey
Nat Carr
as Convict
Al Lloyd
as Bartell
Cliff Saum
as Loudspeaker Announce...
Jack Wise
as Alien
Don Turner
as Harper
Carlyle Moore Jr.
as Radio Operator
Eddy Chandler
as Highway Patrol Capt....
Lane Chandler
as Border Patrol Office...
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Secret Service of the air 1939

Ronald Ragan

It was surprising when the plane dumped out the passengers in the cargo section like a bomb door.

Pacific Transport Aircraft pilot Bancroft found with counterfeit money after trip

Bancroft on a spy mission in prison to find information. Warden knows.

The prisoners try for a car escape that looks pretty extreme. Even stunts are amazing. It looked pretty amazing with the car chase even if changing cloths while driving was kind of outrageous.

Land a job with the air taxi at Alcatraz prison.

The film has several fist fights sequences.

I think that it is one of the better Ronald Reagan films. The problem I have with the film is that the Bad guys were not very well written. This film is about Ronald Reagan trying to do negotiations to determine and obtain money plates to stop counterfeiters.

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