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Tip-Off Girls (1938)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1 April 1938 (USA)
A federal agent goes after a hijacking ring that uses beautiful women to help it hijack the rigs of unsuspecting truckers.

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Maxwell Shane (original screenplay), Robert Yost (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Carlisle ... Marjorie Rogers
Lloyd Nolan ... Bob Anders
Roscoe Karns ... Tom Benson aka Tommy Logan
Buster Crabbe ... John A. 'Red' Deegan (as Larry Crabbe)
J. Carrol Naish ... Joseph Valkus
Evelyn Brent ... Rena Terry
Anthony Quinn ... Marty
Benny Baker ... Scotty
Harvey Stephens ... Chief Agent Jason Baardue
Irving Bacon ... Sam
Gertrude Short ... 'Boots' Milburn
Archie Twitchell ... Hensler
Barlowe Borland ... Blacky
Pierre Watkin ... George Murkil
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Storyline

A gang of racketeers are using girl hitch-hikers and waitresses at greasy-spoon roadside cafés and truck-stops, to tip them off about valuable shipments and cargo's they can hijack. The federal agents send their own blonde in to infiltrate the gang and tip them off about the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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G-Men Bare Secrets of 'TIP-OFF GIRLS"! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway Racketeers See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Paramount offered actress Anna May Wong the opportunity to rent her two Pekinese dogs Maskee and Dumshaw to appear in TIP-OFF GIRLS. Miss Wong declined. See more »

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An effective grade B crime account
26 May 2008 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Paramount pictures gave us, in the late 30s and early 40s, such little flicks. Quick, short, brutal, rigorously done with actors such as Lloyd Nolan, J Caroll Naish, Akim Tamiroff and Anthony Quinn. And all directed by the likes of Louis King or Robert Florey.

Those movies had nothing to be envious of the Warner ones with Bogie, Eddy Robinson or Jimmy Cagney. Car chases, gunfights, plenty of action all along.

All these short features - no more than seventy minutes at the most - were gangster ones with almost the same topics, but never boring to watch. We can't find this kind of pretty good action films anymore.


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