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Federal Fugitives (1941)

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66 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Spotting a man in Washington D.C. that he thinks looks like Otto Lieberman, a fugitive that caused a plane crash that killed eight people, government-agent James Madison manages to identify him by his fingerprints on a water-glass without ...See moreSpotting a man in Washington D.C. that he thinks looks like Otto Lieberman, a fugitive that caused a plane crash that killed eight people, government-agent James Madison manages to identify him by his fingerprints on a water-glass without Lieberman's knowledge, and learns his address after having his regular cab-driver, Chuck, follow him. Lieberman is now calling himself Dr. Frederic Haskell and working with Bruce Lane on a scheme to gain control of Henry Gregory's aircraft plant. Gregory has invented a casting-process that uses plastic for some of the parts in an airplane. Gregory was not building "all-plastic" airplanes. Learning the Lieberman and Lane have met with Gregory, Madison also meets him and asks that he be introduced to them as Robert Edmunds, Gregory's partner in Los Angeles. Lane is a shady-lobbyist who employs Rita Bennett, who is not an operative for a spy ring, on a part-time basis to flatter and distract politicians and businessmen. Rita is a good girl at heart moonlighting between singing gigs. Madison has digestion problems and pops sodium-meth pills like they were candy and Lieberman, once he learns that Madison is a government agent, slips a poison one in his pill bottle that will cure his digestive-problems forever. Rita is on her way to warn him when she jaywalks across the street and gets hit by a car, and is taken to a hospital, while Madison is wandering around Baltimore, playing Russian-roulette with his pills, while looking for the German-agent and his Russian and Portugese pals. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Martin Mooney (original screenplay and story)
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Guy V. Thayer Jr. (as Guy Thayer Jr.)
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Updated Mar 29, 1941

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Mar 29, 1941 (United States)

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Neil Hamilton
Capt. James Madison / Robert Edmunds Capt. James Madison / Robert Edmunds   See fewer
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Doris Day
Rita Bennett Rita Bennett   See fewer
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Victor Varconi
Otto Lieberman aka Dr. Frederic Haskell Otto Lieberman aka Dr. Frederic Haskell   See fewer
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Charles C. Wilson
Bruce Lane (as Charles Wilson) Bruce Lane (as Charles Wilson)   See fewer
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George M. Carleton
Henry Gregory Henry Gregory   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
Col. Hammond Col. Hammond   See fewer
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Lyle Latell
Chuck - Chauffeur / Valet Chuck - Chauffeur / Valet   See fewer
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Betty Blythe
Marcia - Lane's Sister Marcia - Lane's Sister   See fewer
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Gerald Oliver Smith
Hobbs - Lane's Butler Hobbs - Lane's Butler   See fewer
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Frank Moran
Ox - Chuck's Pal Ox - Chuck's Pal   See fewer
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Hooper Atchley
Hospital Doctor (uncredited) Hospital Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Club Photographer (uncredited) Club Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Henchman Butch (uncredited) Henchman Butch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Senator Reeson (uncredited) Senator Reeson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack 'Tiny' Lipson
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murdock MacQuarrie
Night Watchman (uncredited) Night Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Manners
Nurse Borg (uncredited) Nurse Borg (uncredited)   See fewer
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'Snub' Pollard
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hector V. Sarno
Agent (uncredited) Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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John St. Polis
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 47 votes