Inside Information (1939 film)
Inside Information is a 1939 American mystery film directed by Charles Lamont. The film stars Dick Foran, Harry Carey, and June Lang. It was released on June 2, 1939. During production, the working title of the film was Metropolitan Police.
|Directed by||Charles Lamont|
|Produced by||Irving Starr|
|Written by||Burnet Hershey and Martin Mooney|
|Screenplay by||Alex Gottlieb|
|Edited by||Harry Keller|
Crime Club Productions, Inc.
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
In 1937, Universal Pictures made a deal with Crime Club, who were published of whodunnits. Over the next few years Universal released several mystery films in the series. The film was developed under the title Metropolitan Police.
Inside Information was based on an unpublished novel "47th Precinct" by Burnet Hershey and Martin Mooney. Mooney was a real-life New York City crime reporter who went to prison for refusing to reveal his news sources.