'Brass Bancroft Of The Secret Service Mysteries'
(Ronald Reagan, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2011 / Warner Bros. Archive Collection)
Overview: In his third year as a Warner Bros. contract player, U.S. President Ronald Reagan did time as a federal employee 40 years before becoming U.S. President. In 4 fast-paced B-movies, he was Lt. "Brass" Bancroft, a stalwart Secret Service agent who risked life and limb to bring to justice illegal alien smugglers, counterfeiters and enemy spies. Apprehend the 2-disc Brass Bancroft of the Secret Service Mysteries Collection in the name of the law - and of vintage Hollywood fun.
DVD Verdict: Featuring: 1. Secret Service of the Air (1939), 2. Code of the Secret Service (1939), 3. Smashing the Money Ring (1939), and 4. Murder in the Air (1940), 'Brass Bancroft Of The Secret Service Mysteries' gave us Ronald Reagan as Lt. Brass Bancroft, Secret Service agent. In 1939 and 1940, the 40th President starred in four movies as the handsome undercover agent who protected his country from mobsters, counterfeiters and illegal aliens. Reagan’s tenure on screen readied him for a life in politics, and he’s just as charismatic on screen as he was in the Oval Office.
Brass Bancroft worked his way up through the Naval ranks to become a renowned pilot, flying the Orient express on a regular basis. His dreams of becoming a member of the secret service are finally realized when his old friend Tom Saxby (Jon Litel) recommends him for an undercover operation in Secret Service Of The Air. His time has come and he soon becomes the James Bond of the B-film world.
Sure, there’s no real sense of danger, just the promise of adventure and excitement - what more do you want?! Also, these films are labelled as “B” films. So if you’re a fan of those types of films, then this set is up your alley! This is Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.