Postal Inspector (Universal Studios, 1936)

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Bela Lugosi plays a criminal nightclub owner in his final feature under his Universal Studios contract. A far cry from Dracula, his first star vehicle for the studio, Universal appear to have put him into the film to fulfill their contractual obligations before severing ties with the actor. Apart from roles in the serials Shadow of Chinatown and SOS Coastguard, Lugosi was unable to find anymore film work until 1939’s Son of Frankenstein due to a moral backlash against the supposed bad influence of horror films in the United Kingdom, which resulted in an almost overnight halt to production of such films in Hollywood.

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Production Company: Universal Studios

Associated Producer: Robert Presnell

Director: Otto Brower

Screenplay: Horace McCoy

Original Story: Robert Presnell and Horace McCoy

Cinematography: George Robinson

Art Director: Jack Otterson and Loren Patrick

Special Effects: John P. Fulton

Musical Director: Charles Previn

Orchestration: Clifford Vaughan

Editor: Paul Cahn

Sound Supervisor: Homer G. Tasker

Gowns: Vera West

Running time: 58 minutes

Copyright Number: LP6527, August 14th, 1936

Cast:

Ricardo Cortez: Bill Davis

Patricia Ellis: Connie Larrimore

Michael Loring: Clarlie Davies

Bela Lugosi: Gregory Benez

Wallis Clark: Inspector Gil Pottle

David Oliver: Butch

Arthur Loft: Inspector Gene Richards

Guy Usher: Evans

William Hall: Roach

Spencer Charters: Grumpy

Hattie McDaniel: Deborah

Marla Shelton: Stewardess

Robert Davis: Pilot

Henry Hunter: Co-pilot

Billy Burrud: Boy

Harry Beresford: Ritter

Paul Harvey: Lieutenant Ordway

Anne Gillis: Little girl

Russell Wade: Man

Anne O’Neil: Woman with nose machine

Gertrude Astor: Woman with drum sticks

Flora Finch: Mrs Armbrister

Margaret McWade: Mrs. Compton

Jerry Mandy: Henchman

Jack Byron: Henchman-Driver

Alfonso Corelli: Man calming crowd in night club

Frank Wilcox: Postmaster General

Harry Antrim: Postmaster

James Blaine: Police broadcaster

Don Brodie: Reporter

Mary Carr: Mrs. John Mead

Burr Caruth: Postmaster Long

Walter Clyde: Reporter

Nick Copeland: Head waiter

Lester Dorr: Truck driver

Flora Finch: The ugly fraud

Diana Gibson: Unspecified role

Ann Gillis: Little Alice

Anita Gordon: Crying child

Malcolm Graham: Mumbling man

Francis Gregg: Head Nurse 

Ben Hall: Mail clerk

Sibyl Harris: Mother on plane 

Selmer Jackson: Chief Postal Inspector 

John ‘Dusty’ King: Ralph

Stanley Mack: Reporter

Johnnie Morris: Short man

Lee Phelps: Police officer

Dan Roberts: Counter man

Arthur Singley: Ground operator

Landers Stevens: Dr. Doyle 

Albert Taylor: Mail clerk

Jimmy Vandiveer: Radio announcer

Russell Wade: Man

Larry Wheat: Nervous passenger

Buddy Williams: Busboy

Dorothea Wolbert: Mrs. Coates

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Prescott Evening Courier, August 27, 1936

Postal Inspector, Prescott Evening Courier, August 27, 1936

Postal Inspector, Prescott Evening Courier, August 27, 1936

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Modern Screen, November, 1936

Postal Inspector, Modern Screen, November, 1936*

Sydney Morning Herald, November 2, 1936

Postal Inspector, Sydney Morning Herald, November 2, 1936

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 24, 1936

Postal Inspector, Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 24, 1936 b

Postal Inspector, Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 24, 1936

Postal Inspector, Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 24, 1936 c

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 25, 1936

Postal Inspector, Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 25, 1936 b

Postal Inspector, Spokane Daily Chronicle, November 25, 1936

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The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal, December 13, 1936

Postal Inspector, The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal, December 13, 1936

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Posters

Swedish One Sheet

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Lobby Cards

Postal Inspector lobby card