Pursuit (1935)

Director
Edwin L. Marin

Main cast
Chester Morris; Sally Eilers; Scotty Beckett; Henry Travers; C. Henry Gordon

Genres
Romance, Action, Comedy

Description
"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Rush, the secretary of the head of a private-detective agency who has been hired to care for the kid until the suit is over. (Overview written by Les Adams )


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