The Law of Contact

Held for Ransom (June 17, 1938)

Blanhe Mehaffey
 

Released on June 17, 1938: (running time 58 minutes) A wealthy candy maker is kidnapped, but when his ransom is paid, he is still not released, and a girl with a gun is in the middle of the action.

Produced by Ralph M. Like

Directed by Clarence Bricker

The Actors: Blanche Mehaffey (Betty Mason), Grant Withers (Larry Scott), Bruce Warren (Don, Larry's pal), Jack Mulhall (Detective J.J. Morrison), Kenneth Harlan (kidnap boss 'Mac' McBride), Harry Harvey (Mole, kidnapper), Eddie Foster (Joe, kidnapper), Walter McGrail (Police Detective Donnelly), Moore Marriott (Sam Hathaway), Robert McKenzie (storekeeper Jed Howe), Leo Daugherty (Constable Lemuel), Joe Devlin (Mark, garage owner), Earl Douglas (desk clerk), Joseph W. Girard (Police Chief Howell), Ben Hall (passing motorist), Sterling Holloway (RFD mailaman), Richard Lancaster (Herbert Scott), John McCollum (old man Kimball), Merrill McCormick (Aztec Cafe patron), Spec O'Donnell (Bill Brooks, delivery boy)

 

The Law of Contact

Free Download of the old movie Held for Ransom

Held-for-Ransom-1938.mp4 (522mb - 720x526)

Held-for-Ransom-1938-720p.mp4 (1.1gb - 986x720)

The Candy Man and the Lady with a Gun

Ralph M. Like worked as a sound engineer for independent movie producers, and with his day job income, he produced a couple dozen films of his own, like this one. On the studio set he met and married Ziegfeld Follies beauty Blanche Mehaffey, and she became the female star in most of his independent movie productions.

Florenz Ziegfeld, who employed many of the most beautiful young women in the world, proclaimed that Blanche Mehaffey had the most beautiful eyes he had ever seen. Blanche displayed her talents in his lavish and sexy productions until she went to Hollywood to appear in several Hal Roach comedy shorts, and then as the lady in distress in cowboy adventures and other ‘B’ movie studio pictures.

Blanche Mehaffey, the girl with the most beautiful eyes in the world, would marry Ralph M. Like in 1932, and divorce him in 1938, after making this movie and one more.

In this crime adventure she is the girl with a gun. As our adventure opens, a millionaire owner of a candy company has been kidnapped, and even though the wealthy man’s nephew paid the ransom, the kidnappers refuse to release the old man.

The cops believe that the nephew, who likes to spend lots of money on fancy cars and a wealthy lifestyle, may have set up the whole thing, and it will take a girl with a gun to discover the truth. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Blanche Mehaffey
Blanche Mehaffey
Blanche Mehaffey and Grant Withers
Blanche Mehaffey and Grant Withers
Blanche Mehaffey, Robert McKenzie
Blanche Mehaffey, Robert McKenzie
Blanche Mehaffey
Blanche Mehaffey
Blanche Mehaffey
Blanche Mehaffey
Bruce Warren, Grant Withers
Bruce Warren, Grant Withers
Bruce Warren
Bruce Warren
Grant Withers
Grant Withers
Grant Withers
Grant Withers
Harry Harvey
Harry Harvey
Harry Harvey, Kenneth Harlan
Harry Harvey, Kenneth Harlan
Harry Harvey
Harry Harvey
John C. McCallum
John C. McCallum
Joseph W. Girard
Joseph W. Girard
Joseph W. Girard
Joseph W. Girard
Kenneth Harlan
Kenneth Harlan
Kenneth Harlan, Harry Harvey
Kenneth Harlan, Harry Harvey
Kenneth Harlan
Kenneth Harlan
Kenneth Harlan
Kenneth Harlan
Leo Daugherty, Robert McKenzie
Leo Daugherty, Robert McKenzie
Moore Marriott
Moore Marriott
Moore Marriott, Kenneth Harlan
Moore Marriott, Kenneth Harlan
Moore Marriott
Moore Marriott
Richard Lancaster
Richard Lancaster
Robert McKenzie
Robert McKenzie
Robert McKenzie, Blanche Mehaffey
Robert McKenzie, Blanche Mehaffey
Robert McKenzie, Blanche Mehaffey
Robert McKenzie, Blanche Mehaffey
Robert McKenzie, Leo Daugherty
Robert McKenzie, Leo Daugherty
Tom Fadden
Tom Fadden
Robert McKenzie
Robert McKenzie