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Ambush (1939)

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82 min | Crime, Drama

Four bandits swoop down on a California bank and flee with $98,000, leaving a truck as the only clue to their identity. Jane Hartman, bank secretary, recognizes the truck as one on which her brother Charles worked. Fleeing to her brother, ...See moreFour bandits swoop down on a California bank and flee with $98,000, leaving a truck as the only clue to their identity. Jane Hartman, bank secretary, recognizes the truck as one on which her brother Charles worked. Fleeing to her brother, she is trapped by the gang, composed of its master-mind, Gibbs, Sidney, a gunman, and Randall, a blackballed airplane pilot. Under threat of bodily harm to her brother, she lures truck-driver Tony Andrews to the hideout, and he is forced to help them in their escape attempt. Written by Les Adams See less
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Laura Perelman (screenplay) | S.J. Perelman (screenplay) | Robert Ray (based on a story by)
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Updated Jan 20, 1939

Release date
Jan 20, 1939 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Gladys Swarthout
Jane Hartman Jane Hartman   See fewer
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Lloyd Nolan
Tony Andrews Tony Andrews   See fewer
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William Henry
Charlie Hartman Charlie Hartman   See fewer
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William Frawley
Inspector J.L. Weber Inspector J.L. Weber   See fewer
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Ernest Truex
Mr. Gibbs Mr. Gibbs   See fewer
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Rufe Davis
Centerville Sheriff Centerville Sheriff   See fewer
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Richard Denning
Police Garage Mechanic Police Garage Mechanic   See fewer
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John Hartley
Sidney Blue Sidney Blue   See fewer
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Antonio Moreno
Captain Mike Gonzalez Captain Mike Gonzalez   See fewer
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Harry Fleischmann
Captain Bosen Captain Bosen   See fewer
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Clem Bevans
Pop Stebbins Pop Stebbins   See fewer
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Max Hoffman Jr.
Motorcycle Officer Sam Moore Motorcycle Officer Sam Moore   See fewer
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Archie Twitchell
Bank Teller Bank Teller   See fewer
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Jane Dewey
Mother at Restaurant Mother at Restaurant   See fewer
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Billy Lee
Boy at Restaurant Boy at Restaurant   See fewer
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Polly Moran
Cora, diner owner Cora, diner owner   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Bank Guard Riley Bank Guard Riley   See fewer
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George Melford
Bank President Wales Bank President Wales   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Bus Conductor (uncredited) Bus Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dolores Casey
Bank Customer (uncredited) Bank Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethel Clayton
Bank Customer (uncredited) Bank Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Dayton
Bank Customer (uncredited) Bank Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Fox
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Hatton
Mosher - Hardware Storekeeper (uncredited) Mosher - Hardware Storekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Garage Watchman (uncredited) Garage Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olin Howland
Radio Actor (segment "Uncle Toby") (uncredited) Radio Actor (segment "Uncle Toby") (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Kelly
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sammy McKim
Boy With Wagon (uncredited) Boy With Wagon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Meredith
2nd Officer (uncredited) 2nd Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Morgan
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Oliver
1st Officer (uncredited) 1st Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Pierce
Officer Mack McKelway (uncredited) Officer Mack McKelway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Rogers
Bank Customer (uncredited) Bank Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Roosevelt
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Metzger (uncredited) Metzger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Usher
Detective at Mosher's (uncredited) Detective at Mosher's (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Vale
Waitress at Restaurant (uncredited) Waitress at Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Vandergrift
Police Dispatcher (uncredited) Police Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ward
Johnson (uncredited) Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryant Washburn
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy White
Bank Customer (uncredited) Bank Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Williams
Hardware Wholesaler (uncredited) Hardware Wholesaler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Wilson
Lafe, Centerville Storekeeper (uncredited) Lafe, Centerville Storekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 17 votes