Added by on 2014-10-06

agent

Drama (1939) 65 minutes ~ Black & White

Taking a break from Republic’s “Higgins Family” series, Russell Gleason plays the title character in Monogram’s Undercover Agent. A humble railroad postal clerk, young Bill Trent (Gleason) aspires to be an inspector. To this end, he carries a gun “just for emergencies”, a fact that eventually gets him into trouble with his authorities. Hoping to redeem himself, Bill offers to help the Feds round up a gang of sweepstakes-ticket counterfeiters. Those grand old barnstormers J. M. Kerrigan and Maude Eburne steal the show as, respectively, a boozy ham actor and a neighborhood harridan. Shirley Deane, then Mrs. Russell Gleason, fulfills the film’s leading-lady responsibilities.

Director: Howard Bretherton

Writers: Milton Raison (screenplay), Martin Mooney (original story)

Stars: Russell Gleason, Shirley Deane, J.M. Kerrigan

Category:

Drama