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.

Inside Information
Inside Information poster.jpg
Poster for the film
Directed byCharles Lamont
Produced byIrving Starr
Written byBurnet Hershey and Martin Mooney
Screenplay byAlex Gottlieb[1]
Story by
  • Martin Mooney
  • Burnet Hershey
CinematographyArthur Martinelli[1]
Edited byHarry Keller[1]
Crime Club Productions, Inc.[1]
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 2, 1939 (1939-06-02)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States[1]



In 1937, Universal Pictures made a deal with Crime Club, who were published of whodunnits.[2][3] Over the next few years Universal released several mystery films in the series.[2] The film was developed under the title Metropolitan Police.[1]

Inside Information was based on an unpublished novel "47th Precinct" by Burnet Hershey and Martin Mooney.[4] Mooney was a real-life New York City crime reporter who went to prison for refusing to reveal his news sources.[4][3]


Inside Information was distributed by Universal Pictures on June 2, 1939.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Inside Information". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 175.
  3. ^ a b Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 574.
  4. ^ a b Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 572.


  • Weaver, Tom; Brunas, Michael; Brunas, John (2007) [1990]. Universal Horrors (2 ed.). McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2974-5.

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