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Borrowed Hero (1941)

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65 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Roger Andrews, an assistant district attorney, is the accidental hero of a police capture that results in his appointment by crooked civic leaders as a special prosecutor assigned to smash a crime ring. The crooked politicians, in an ...See moreRoger Andrews, an assistant district attorney, is the accidental hero of a police capture that results in his appointment by crooked civic leaders as a special prosecutor assigned to smash a crime ring. The crooked politicians, in an effort to cover their own tracks, work to turn public sympathy against him but, aided by newspaper-reporter Ann Thompson and informant Carol Turner, he adopts gangland's own methods in getting a confession for the ring's hired killer. Written by Les Adams See less
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Ben Roberts (original story) | Sidney Sheldon (original story) | Earle Snell (screenplay)
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Updated Dec 5, 1941

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Dec 5, 1941 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Alan Baxter
Roger Andrews Roger Andrews   See fewer
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Florence Rice
Ann Thompson Ann Thompson   See fewer
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Constance Worth
Mona Brooks Mona Brooks   See fewer
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John Hamilton
William Brooks William Brooks   See fewer
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Mary Gordon
Mrs. Riley Mrs. Riley   See fewer
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Wilma Francis
Carol Turner Carol Turner   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Mr. Taylor, Defense Attorney Mr. Taylor, Defense Attorney   See fewer
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Richard Terry
Dixie Nelson Dixie Nelson   See fewer
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Jerry Marlowe
Johnny Gray Johnny Gray   See fewer
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Paul Everton
Trial Judge Trial Judge   See fewer
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Guy Usher
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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John Maxwell
City Editor City Editor   See fewer
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Kernan Cripps
1st Detective Escorting Dixie (uncredited) 1st Detective Escorting Dixie (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Deliso
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dudley Dickerson
Laundryman (uncredited) Laundryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Dobbs
Cubby Carson (uncredited) Cubby Carson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Fiske
Grover Duncan (uncredited) Grover Duncan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joel Friedkin
Judge Hargraves (uncredited) Judge Hargraves (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Gulliver
Snack Stand Clerk (uncredited) Snack Stand Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Hackett
Richard Allen (uncredited) Richard Allen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack W. Johnston
Juryman (uncredited) Juryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Brooks' Hitman (uncredited) Brooks' Hitman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles King
Arresting Cop (uncredited) Arresting Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Isabel La Mal
Mrs. Jones (uncredited) Mrs. Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eba Larson
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene O'Donnell
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander Pollard
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
2nd Detective Escorting Dixie (uncredited) 2nd Detective Escorting Dixie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Pedestrian with Sore Throat (uncredited) Pedestrian with Sore Throat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Stanhope
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Street
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Thalasso
Turnkey (uncredited) Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Young
Hitman-Driver (uncredited) Hitman-Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 43 votes