Tip-Off Girls

Last updated
Tip-Off Girls
Tip-Off Girls poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Louis King
Screenplay by Maxwell Shane
Robert Yost
Stuart Anthony
Produced by William LeBaron
Starring Mary Carlisle
Lloyd Nolan
Roscoe Karns
Buster Crabbe
J. Carrol Naish
Evelyn Brent
Anthony Quinn
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Edited by Ellsworth Hoagland
Music by Leo Shuken
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1938 (1938-04-01)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

Tip-Off Girls is a 1938 American crime film directed by Louis King, written by Maxwell Shane, Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony, and starring Mary Carlisle, Lloyd Nolan, Roscoe Karns, Buster Crabbe, J. Carrol Naish, Evelyn Brent and Anthony Quinn. It was released on April 1, 1938, by Paramount Pictures. [1] [2] [3]



A ring of truck hijackers is organized by Joseph Valkus, run by Red Deegan and fronted by Rena Terry, a woman who pretends to be helpless, tricking truckers to trust her before their shipments are stolen.

Out to bust up the racket, the FBI assigns agents Bob Anders and Tom Benson to go undercover. Pretending to be drivers, then thieves, they gain Valkus's trust. Bob also meets and falls for Marjorie Rogers, a secretary who is totally unaware of the illegal activities.

Bob is overheard tipping off the FBI to the next heist. He is beaten by Valkus's men, but Marjorie manages to write and deliver a note that brings federal agents to the rescue.


Related Research Articles

<i>Silver Streak</i> (film) 1976 film directed by Arthur Hiller

Silver Streak is a 1976 American buddy comedy thriller film about a murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and stars Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Richard Pryor, with Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, and Richard Kiel in supporting roles. The film score is by Henry Mancini. This film marked the first pairing of Wilder and Pryor, who were later paired in three more films.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars is the American Film Institute's list ranking the top 25 male and 25 female greatest screen legends of American film history and is the second list of the AFI 100 Years... series.

Jean Rogers American actress (1916–1991)

Jean Rogers was an American actress who starred in serial films in the 1930s and low–budget feature films in the 1940s as a leading lady. She is best remembered for playing Dale Arden in the science-fiction serials Flash Gordon (1936) and Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938).

<i>Secret Agent X-9</i> American newspaper comic strip

Secret Agent X-9 is a comic strip created by writer Dashiell Hammett and artist Alex Raymond. Syndicated by King Features, it ran from January 22, 1934 until February 10, 1996.

Regis Toomey American actor (1898–1991)

John Francis Regis Toomey was an American film and television actor.

<i>Drake & Josh Go Hollywood</i> 2006 television film based on Drake & Josh directed by Steve Hoefer

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood is a 2006 American television comedy film starring Drake Bell and Josh Peck from the Nickelodeon television series Drake & Josh. It first aired on January 6, 2006, and was released on VHS and DVD that same year on January 31. The film was the highest rated program on cable for the week with 5.4 million viewers.

Reed Hadley American actor (1910–1958)

Reed Hadley was an American film, television and radio actor.

Kay Hughes American actress (1914–1998)

Kay Hughes was an American actress in the 1930s and 1940s who appeared mainly in Western films and serials.

<i>Daughter of Shanghai</i> 1937 film by Robert Florey

Daughter of Shanghai is a 1937 American crime film directed by Robert Florey and starring Anna May Wong. Unusually for the time, Asian American actors played the lead roles. It was also one of the first films in which Anthony Quinn appeared. In 2006, Daughter of Shanghai was included in the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

<i>Dangerous to Know</i> 1938 film by Robert Florey

Dangerous to Know is a 1938 crime film starring Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, Gail Patrick, Lloyd Nolan, and Anthony Quinn. The movie was directed by Robert Florey. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times called the film a "second-rate melodrama, hardly worthy of the talents of its generally capable cast."

Roscoe Karns American actor

Roscoe Karns was an American actor who appeared in nearly 150 films between 1915 and 1964. He specialized in cynical, wise-cracking characters, and his rapid-fire delivery enlivened many comedies and crime thrillers in the 1930s and 1940s.

Marjorie Weaver American actress

Marjorie Weaver was an American film actress of the 1930s through the early 1950s.

<i>Tarzan the Fearless</i> 1933 American film

Tarzan the Fearless is a 12 chapter American Pre-Code film serial starring Buster Crabbe in his only appearance as Tarzan. It was also released as a 61-minute feature film which consisted of the first four chapters edited together, and which was intended to be followed on a weekly basis by the last eight chapters in individual episode format, but which was often exhibited instead as a stand-alone feature film. Actress Jacqueline Wells co-starred; she later changed her name to Julie Bishop. The serial was produced by Sol Lesser, written by Basil Dickey, George Plympton and Walter Anthony, and directed by Robert F. Hill. The film was released in both formats on August 11, 1933.

King of Alcatraz is a 1938 American drama film directed by Robert Florey and starring Gail Patrick, Lloyd Nolan and Harry Carey. It was the film debut of Robert Preston.

This is a list of fictional portrayals of confidence tricks found in television and the movies.

<i>Illegal Traffic</i> 1938 film by Louis King

Illegal Traffic is a 1938 American crime film directed by Louis King and written by Robert Yost, Lewis R. Foster and Stuart Anthony. The film stars J. Carrol Naish, Mary Carlisle, Robert Preston, Judith Barrett, Pierre Watkin, Buster Crabbe and George McKay. The film was released on November 4, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.

<i>Prison Farm</i> (film) 1938 film by Louis King

Prison Farm is a 1938 American crime film directed by Louis King, and written by Eddie Welch, Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony. It stars Shirley Ross, Lloyd Nolan, John Howard, J. Carrol Naish, Porter Hall, Esther Dale and May Boley. It was William Holden’s film debut. The film was released on June 17, 1938.

<i>King of Chinatown</i> 1939 American film

King of Chinatown is a 1939 American crime film directed by Nick Grinde and written by Lillie Hayward and Irving Reis. The film stars Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, J. Carrol Naish, Sidney Toler, Philip Ahn, Anthony Quinn and Bernadene Hayes. The film was released on March 17, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.

<i>Hunted Men</i> 1938 film

Hunted Men is a 1938 American drama film directed by Louis King and written by William R. Lipman and Horace McCoy. The film stars Lloyd Nolan, Mary Carlisle, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish, Delmar Watson and Buster Crabbe. The film was released on May 27, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.

<i>Undercover Doctor</i> 1939 film by Louis King

Undercover Doctor is a 1939 American crime film directed by Louis King, written by William R. Lipman and Horace McCoy. The film stars Lloyd Nolan, Janice Logan, J. Carrol Naish, Heather Angel, Broderick Crawford and Robert Wilcox. It was released on June 9, 1939 by Paramount Pictures.


  1. "Tip-Off Girls (1938) – Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  2. Hal Erickson (2014). "Tip-Off-Girls – Trailer – Cast – Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  3. "Tip-Off Girls". Afi.com. 1938-01-04. Retrieved 2015-03-30.