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Remote Control (1930)

A radio announcer (Haines) suspects a cohort sends coded messages over the air to his bank-robber friends.

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Albert C. Fuller (based on the play by), Jack Nelson (based on the play by) (as Jack T. Nelson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... William Judd Brennan
Charles King ... Sam Ferguson
Mary Doran ... Marion Ferguson
John Miljan ... Doctor Leonard T. Kruger
Polly Moran ... Polly
J.C. Nugent J.C. Nugent ... Horace V. Smedley
Edward J. Nugent ... Radio Engineer (as Edward Nugent)
Wilbur Mack ... Chief of Police
James Donlan James Donlan ... Blodgett
Edward Brophy ... Al
Warner Richmond ... Max (as Warner P. Richmond)
Russell Hopton ... Frank
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Storyline

A radio announcer (Haines) suspects a cohort sends coded messages over the air to his bank-robber friends.

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The underworld resorts to radio to carry out its raids, but Bill Haines turns their own weapon on them, vindicating himself, and wins the girl in as exciting, funny and novel a picture as you've seen in a long time. (Print Ad- Turtle Mountain Star, ((Rolla, N.D.)) 19 March 1931)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor por Ondas Curtas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Marion (Mary Doran) drives a 1930 American Austin, the first of this short lived, notoriously under-powered and under-braked series, which sold for $275-$550 from 1930-1934. See more »

Quotes

William J. Brennan: Doctor Kruger, won't you talk into my waffle?
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on the piccolo by Roscoe Ates
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I heard it on the radio
26 July 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

William Haines's breezy smart aleck personality carries Remote Control to the upward reaches of the laugh meter. Haines manages to sell himself to brother and sister Charles King and Mary Doran who own a local radio station as just the kind of announcer they need. Given some of the acts they have as regulars Haines is more like a ringmaster of the air.

One of them however is phony psychic John Miljan who along with his predictions from the beyond is giving out instructions to his gang of bank robbers. I think you can figure out where this one is going.

Remote Control takes full advantage of the Wlliam Haines persona and is a must for his fans. Too bad that within 5 years Haines would be gone from the screen.


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