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Sky Bandits (1940)

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62 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Sgt. Renfrew and Constable Kelly go aloft to search for a plane missing with a shipment of gold from the Yukon Mine Company. Inventor Speavy has devised a power ray which disrupts electrical impulses, and Morgan and his gang of crooks has ...See moreSgt. Renfrew and Constable Kelly go aloft to search for a plane missing with a shipment of gold from the Yukon Mine Company. Inventor Speavy has devised a power ray which disrupts electrical impulses, and Morgan and his gang of crooks has brought in Prof. Lewis to increase the ray's range, telling him he's helping the government develop this new weapon. Speavy spills the beans to Prof. Lewis and his daughter Madeleine,and Morgan threatens to implicate them in his crimes unless they cooperate. Morgan kills Speavy when he tries to warn Renfrew, but when Madeleine stows away on board the doomed plane Renfrew is piloting, will the crooks be able to make Prof. Lewis use the power ray to bring the plane down? Written by Sister Grimm See less
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Director
Writers
Edward Halperin (screenplay) | Laurie York Erskine (novel "Renfrew Rides the Sky")
Cinematographer
Mack Stengler (photographed by)
Editor
Martin G. Cohn (as Martin Cohn)
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Updated Jul 3, 1940

Release date
Jul 7, 1940 (United States)

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19 cast members
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James Newill
Sergeant Renfrew Sergeant Renfrew   See fewer
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Louise Stanley
Madeleine Lewis Madeleine Lewis   See fewer
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Dewey Robinson
Uncle Dinwiddie Uncle Dinwiddie   See fewer
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Joe De Stefani
Prof. Burton Lewis (as Joseph Stefani) Prof. Burton Lewis (as Joseph Stefani)   See fewer
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Jim Farley
Inspector Warner Inspector Warner   See fewer
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Dave O'Brien
Constable Kelly Constable Kelly   See fewer
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Karl Hackett
Hawthorne Hawthorne   See fewer
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Ted Adams
Gary - Henchman Gary - Henchman   See fewer
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Dwight Frye
Speavy Speavy   See fewer
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Jack Rube Clifford
Whispering Smith (as Jack Clifford) Whispering Smith (as Jack Clifford)   See fewer
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Bob Terry
Hutchins - Henchman Hutchins - Henchman   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Brownie - Henchman (as Ken Duncan) Brownie - Henchman (as Ken Duncan)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Buzz Murphy - Pilot (as Eddie Featherston) Buzz Murphy - Pilot (as Eddie Featherston)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Radio Operator (uncredited) Radio Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Douglas
Butch - Henchman (uncredited) Butch - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Mechanic Greaseball (uncredited) Mechanic Greaseball (uncredited)   See fewer
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'Snub' Pollard
Pa (uncredited) Pa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vernon
Ma (uncredited) Ma (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 42 votes