The Man in Blue (1937)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 30 May 1937 (USA)
A police officer who kills a thief during the commission of a robbery takes on the responsibility of raising the man's son.


Milton Carruth


Kubec Glasmon (story "The Cop"), Lester Cole (screenplay)




Cast overview:
Robert Wilcox ... Frankie Loomis aka Fankie Dunne
Edward Ellis ... Martin Dunne
Nan Grey ... June Hanson
Richard Carle ... Willie Loomis
Ralph Morgan ... The 'Professor'
Alma Kruger ... Mrs. Dunne
Bill Burrud ... Frankie as a Boy (as Billy Burrud)
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Aggie
Frederick Burton ... Parke Lewis
Herbert Corthell Herbert Corthell ... Patrolman Pat Casey
Selmer Jackson ... District Attorney
Milburn Stone ... Henchman 'Dutch'


When Frankie Loomis' father, a petty thief, is killed in a shootout with Police Officer Martin Dunne, Frankie is adopted by Dunne and his wife, but is unaware that his foster-father was the one who had killed his father, albeit only in self-defense after being shot at from ambush. Frankie grows up to be a fine young man and has a job as a bank teller. Then, after serving several years in prison, Frankie's vindictive uncle Willie shows up and expresses amazement at finding a Loomis family-member working in a bank...during daylight hours. He then tells his nephew that his foster-father was the man who killed his real-father. Frankie is so upset that he makes an honest mistake with an account and it appears to the bank president, Parke Lewis, to have been an intentional theft-attempt and Frankie is fired. Uncle Willie, with intent to get revenge on Martin Dunne, then gets Frankie framed for the robbery of the bank. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

30 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Astúcia Contra Força See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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