Panic on the Air (1936)

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A radio commentator turns sleuth in a case involving kidnap ransom, murder, and a mysterious five dollar bill.


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4 August 2011 | blanche-2
entertaining second feature
"Panic on the Air" is a 1936 second feature starring Lew Ayres, Florence Rice, and Benny Baker. The plot concerns the search for a $5 bill with a code on it that leads to $200,000. It keeps changing hands. Ayres plays a radio announcer who is aggravating his sponsor, a garter company.

Everyone talks very fast in this movie, which was the style. Ayres is very energetic and fun as the announcer. What I loved were the deco sets, furnishings, and those old-fashioned phones.

Florence Rice is the pretty costar who needs that $5 bill herself.

All in all, entertaining, and moves quickly.

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10 April 1936



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