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Code of the Secret Service (1939) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Noel M. Smith and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and Bryan Foy.

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Watching 1939: Code of the Secret Service (1939)

on Jun 7, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


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In interviews during his presidency, Ronald Reagan called this movie, "the worst picture I ever made" and also said, "never has an egg of such dimensions been laid". He recalled that a movie usher who had seen the film once told him, "You should be ashamed." However, the film did have one positive effect for Reagan. After seeing the movie, a young man named Jerry Parr was inspired to enter the Secret Service. On March 30, 1981, Parr was the agent who quickly pushed Ronald Reagan into his limousine when John W. Hinckley Jr. fired six shots at the President outside the Washington D.C. Hilton. Parr's quick reaction, and his decision to take the wounded Reagan immediately to George Washington University Hospital, were credited with saving the President's life.
John Litel and Steffi Duna were listed in a Hollywood Reporter production chart, but they did not appear in the movie. Jack Richardson and Tom Wilson were in studio records/casting call lists for this movie but are not seen. Wally West is listed by a modern source as a croupier, but the only croupiers in the movie were played by Stuart Holmes and Jack Wise.
Ronald Reagan, as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves and a superb horseman, insisted on doing his own riding and stunts.
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