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Inside Information (1934)

Lloyd Wilson, trusted employee of an investment firm, is suspected of theft when $20,000 in security bonds is stolen from his office. Tarzan, the Famous Police Dog, has an intuitive dislike... See full summary »


Robert F. Hill (as Robert Hill)


Bert Ennis (story), Victor Potel (story) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Rex Lease ... Lloyd Wilson
Marion Shilling ... Anne Seton
Tarzan ... Tarzan (as Tarzan the Police Dog)
Philo McCullough ... Durand
Henry Hall ... Mr. Seton
Charles King ... 'Blackie' Black
Jean Porter ... Gertie
Robert McKenzie ... Mack - Fat Detective
Victor Potel ... Rice - Thin Detective
Robert F. Hill ... Police Chief Gallagher (as Bob Hill)
Henry Roquemore Henry Roquemore ... Police Commissioner
Vance Carroll Vance Carroll ... Traffic Cop
Charles Harper Charles Harper ... Henchman
Jimmy Aubrey ... Henry - Durand's Houseboy
Baby Woods Baby Woods ... Georgie - Toddler


Lloyd Wilson, trusted employee of an investment firm, is suspected of theft when $20,000 in security bonds is stolen from his office. Tarzan, the Famous Police Dog, has an intuitive dislike of an apparently respectable citizen, and this leads Wilson and the police to the gang headquarters. Tarzan wins a public citation for his leading part in breaking the case against a desperate gang of criminals. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Daring Drama of the Police! (original poster)


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Release Date:

25 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Cão Detective See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (International Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Tuesday 30 August 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Good story rather poorly presented
10 April 2017 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

"Inside Information" has some very mixed directing, with some excellent shots and angles, especially one in a car, but some poor fight scenes, except those with the dog, played by Tarzan.

It has some very mixed acting, except by Marion Shilling and Robert F. Hill.

And with some rather lousy editing, "Inside Information" is ultimately a very mixed motion picture.

Start with a good story: Tarzan, played by Tarzan, is the real hero, and he gets a lot of chances to be heroic. It's been a long time since I saw a dog get to lead the good guys to the bad guys and then himself take down the leader of the bad guys.

Tarzan, the character, really is very smart: He can open doors, despite lacking opposable thumbs, and he can figure out how to get into his partner's office (we dog lovers don't say "owner") even if the door is locked.

Being a discerning sort, he is also quick to detect a shifty character who has fooled all the naive people. (And I have had just such an experience myself, when a carnival barker type was trying, at the motel where I worked, to rent a room to store his clients for a non-surgical face-lift procedure. The owner's dog growled at him! She had never, never growled at anyone. So we knew: No room for that guy.)

Rex Lease is the nominal human hero, but he is out-performed by most of the other cast members, including Robert McKenzie and Victor Potel, as two bumbling private detectives. Potel, co-writer of the story, really stood out even with a clichéd character.

Tarzan got to play two tricks on other characters, one on the detective was hilarious, but one on another dog wasn't. Although, to be honest, it was kind of funny, even if mean.

Charles King actually played a character named "Blackie," and he was a city-slicker bad guy, even wearing a suit and vest. He was really a good-looking guy, and quite athletic. Again he looked as if he should have been hurt in at least one of his fight scenes.

"Inside Information" is fun, and I recommend it, despite its flaws. It's available for free at YouTube.

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