Trapped by G-Men


1h 3m 1937

Film Details

Also Known As
The River of Missing Men
Release Date
Oct 31, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.; Larry Darmour Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

When two suspicious-looking men rent one of his rooms for the night, Smith, the manager of an auto camp near Tuscon, Arizona, eavesdrops on them and learns that they are Harry Grady and Fred Drake, notorious criminals who have just committed a bank robbery. Smith summons the police, but when they arrive, they find only Drake, who is suffering from a gunshot wound inflicted by the bank security guard. Grady, who went to get medicine for Drake, returns to the auto camp but flees when he sees the raid in progress. Determined to get Grady, the criminal mastermind, the F.B.I. brings in G-man Martin Galloway to find him. Galloway decides to trap Grady by impersonating bank robber Bill Donovan, who is believed to have died without revealing the location of the $200,000 in hidden loot. After placing himself in the prison in which Drake is being held, Galloway plans an escape with him, hoping that Grady's lieutenant will lead him to his boss's hideout. Alice Segar, another operative, assists Galloway and Drake in their prison break, and Galloway is taken to Grady's hideout, a mine, at which he also discovers a number of other "missing" criminals in hiding. The gang, who have been holding mine operator Dad Higbee and his daughter Nancy captive there, soon become supicious of Galloway. Fearing that Galloway is in danger, Alice calls in a team of G-man to begin a search for him. The following day, the search team encounters Lefty, one of the fugitives staying at the mine, on his way to get food. The officers shoot at Lefty, but he escapes and forces Dick Withers, a farmer, to take him back to the hideout. Dick is put to work at the mine and eventually becomes enamored of Nancy. Galloway soon takes Dick and Nancy into his confidence and concocts a diversion to allow Dick an opportunity to escape and notify the authorities. The plan fails, however, and Dick is brought back to the camp. Later, the crooks demand that Galloway produce the $200,000 in hidden loot and send Blackie, one of their own, to get the money to his home, where Alice is posing as Mrs. Donovan. When Blackie arrives at Alice's, he is immediately arrested. Alice and a group of operatives then trace Blackie's trail back to the mine camp, where a gun battle ensues and the criminals are caught. With the public enemies in custody, Galloway takes the opportunity to marry Alice, and Dick marries Nancy.

Film Details

Also Known As
The River of Missing Men
Release Date
Oct 31, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.; Larry Darmour Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

The working title of this film was The River of Missing Men.