Larceny on the Air


The protagonist goes after a company that is selling a drug containing radium.

Larceny on the Air is a 1937 American film directed by Irving Pichel.

Plot summary

Dr. Lawrence Baxter runs a medical-themed radio show and requently denounces the phony radium-based "medicine" being sold by Ronald Kennedy. After one of his patients his kidnapped by Kennedy's thugs, Baxter teams up with the police, and pretents to join Kennedy's business to gain evidence of criminal activity.


  • Robert Livingston (actor) as Dr. Lawrence Baxter
  • Grace Bradley as Jean Sterling
  • Willard Robertson as Inspector "Mac" McDonald
  • Pierre Watkin as Kennedy
  • Smiley Burnette as Jimmy
  • Granville Bates as Prof. Rexford Sterling
  • William Newell (actor) as Andrews
  • Byron Foulger as Pete Andorka
  • Wilbur Mack as F. J. Thompson
  • Matty Fain as Burke
  • Josephine Whittell as Nurse Nelson
  • Charles Timblin as Swain
  • Billy Griffith (actor) as Kellogg
  • William Hopper as Announcer
  • Frank Du Frane as Golden
  • Florence Gill as Spinster


Category:1937 films
Category:1930s romance films
Category:American films
Category:American crime thriller films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Republic Pictures films
Category:Films directed by Irving Pichel


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