Larceny on the Air (1937)

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Dr. Lawrence Baxter, working with the Bureau of Pure Foods and Drugs, uses radio broadcasts to expose a number of fraudulent patient medicines, with his bitterest attacks being aimed at ... See full summary »


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9 November 2010 | MartinHafer
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| Starts off well but then kind of fizzles
I decided to watch this B-movie because I liked the premise--people selling quack medicines and a radio doctor who crusades against them. Imagine--so-called 'medical professionals' making their medicines out of radium (a highly toxic substance) and selling it to dying people as a miracle cure!! This caught my attention early on and that is why it was so disappointing when the plot degenerated from this noble idea to a pretty standard (and silly) detective-type film. That occurs when the crusading doctor infiltrates the mob responsible for this quackery--something that made absolutely no sense at all--especially because everyone knew he was this crusader. In addition, why did they put a B-western sidekick (Smiley Burnett) in this film? It was a serious topic yet Burnett kept popping his goofy face in scenes where it made no sense at all. Overall, despite a nice premise, the film turned from a good film to a stupid film very quickly. Watchable...but that is all.

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