Car 99

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In his first starring role (after being second-billed to Claudette Colbert in The Gilded Lily), Fred MacMurray plays officer Ross Martin of the Michigan State Police. After completing his training, Martin is pitted against dignified Professor Anthony (Sir Guy Standing), who uses his academic status as a cover for his bank-robbery activities. Keeping himself abreast of police maneuvers by listening to car radios and unobtrusively hanging around headquarters, Anthony ultimately uses his technological know-how to paralyze the police communications systems. But with the cooperation of the Massachusetts police department, whose radios are in full working order, rookie Martin and rustic sheriff Pete Arnot (Frank Craven) combine forces for a final assault upon Anthony's hideout. Its sometimes illogical plot twists notwithstanding, the screenplay is based on a series of factual articles, first published in Saturday Evening Post. Also given a career boost in Car 99 is another new Paramount contractee, Ann Sheridan.

Cast

Fred MacMurray
as Trooper Ross Martin
Ann Sheridan
as Mary Adams
Guy Standing
as John Vilker/Prof. Anthony
Frank Craven
as Sheriff Peter Arnot
William Frawley
as Sgt. Barrel
John Cox
as Recruit Carney
Eddy Chandler
as Recruit Haynes
Alfred Delcambre
as Recruit Jamison
Dean Jagger
as Recruit Burton
Nora Cecil
as Granny
Joe Sawyer
as Whitey
Mack Gray
as Smoke
Charles C. Wilson
as Police Captain
Russell Hopton
as Operator Harper
John Howard
as Recruit
Robert Kent
as Recruit
Eddie Dunn
as Mac the Servant
Al Hill
as Hawkeye the Hood
Hector V. Sarno
as French Charlie
Jack Cheatham
as Sgt. Meyers
Ted Oliver
as Sergeant
Harry Strang
as Dispatch Sergeant
Charles Sullivan
as Green Gang Hood
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