The Fighting Rookie (1934)

  |  Drama, Romance

Patrolman Jim Trent (Jack La Rue) hears the screams of a woman and rushes to her aid in an upstairs apartment. Inside, he is hit on the head and whiskey poured on his uniform. Gangster ... See full summary »

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19 February 2021 | lchadbou-326-26592
| Acceptable Poverty Row Crime Entry
The Fighting Rookie tells its crime story in a little over an hour and is the kind of bread and butter program picture that wasn't reviewed by either Variety or The New York Times. Jack La Rue, often cast in supporting parts as a nasty villain, here has the lead as a policeman who is accused of being drunk on duty so his commissioner (played by De Witt Jennings) can make it look like he is being thrown off the force, that way the cop can work more effectively undercover. Strictly routine.

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