Police Rookie


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I Take This Oath is a 1940 American crime drama film directed by Sam Newfield, under the pseudonym of Sherman Scott. Featuring Gordon Jones (actor) and Joyce Compton, it was the first release by Producers Releasing Corporation.


Mike Hanagan (Robert Homans), a police officer, attempts to expose a fraudulent official who works with a gang of racketeers, but the official has Hanagan murdered. Hanagan's son Steve (Gordon Jones) decides to avenge his father, and at the suggestion of his girlfriend Betty (Joyce Compton) he joins the police force.
Under the instruction of Daniel Casey (Guy Usher), Betty's father, Steve begins learning how to be an officer. However, as he has become so dedicated to finding the murderer, he begins to fall behind on his law studies, and due to his poor grades he is dismissed from the force. Steve believes he has found the clue which points to his friend Joe Kelly's (Craig Reynolds) uncle Jim Kelly (Sam Flint) being the murderer.
When Jim hears that Steve suspects him, he decides that Steve must be murdered. A struggle ensues between Steve and Jim, and a bullet is fired at Steve but Joe is hit instead and Steve then shoots Jim. Impressed, Casey returns to allow Steve back into the police force.


  • Gordon Jones (actor) as Steve Hanagan
  • Joyce Compton as Betty Casey
  • Craig Reynolds (actor) as Joe Kelly
  • J. Farrell MacDonald as Insp. Tim Ryan
  • Veda Ann Borg as Flo
  • Mary Gordon (actor) as Mrs. Eileen Hanagan
  • Robert Homans as Mike Hanagan
  • Sam Flint as Uncle Jim Kelly
  • Guy Usher as Capt. Casey
  • Brooks Benedict as Burly
  • Edward Peil, Sr. as Sergeant Riley
  • Budd Buster as Jones

Category:1940 films
Category:American films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1940s crime drama films
Category:Films directed by Sam Newfield
Category:Producers Releasing Corporation films
Category:American crime drama films


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