F-Man is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Edward F. Cline and written by Richard Connell, Henry Johnson, Paul Gerard Smith and Eddie Welch. The film stars Jack Haley, William Frawley, Grace Bradley, Adrienne Marden, Onslow Stevens and Franklin Parker. The film was released on May 2, 1936, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]

Directed byEdward F. Cline
Produced byVal Paul
Screenplay byRichard Connell
Henry Johnson
Paul Gerard Smith
Eddie Welch
StarringJack Haley
William Frawley
Grace Bradley
Adrienne Marden
Onslow Stevens
Franklin Parker
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byPaul Weatherwax
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 2, 1936 (1936-05-02)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States


Johnny Dime goes to California determined to become a government agent. He ends up a soda jerk instead, then lies to sweetheart Molly Carter when she follows him west, claiming he is working undercover.

Hogan, a detective, can't help him become a "G-Man" so he bestows a fake title, F-Man, on the gullible Johnny. He becomes annoyed when Johnny accidentally interferes with his own undercover operation, trying to bring gangster Shaw to justice. Johnny ends up getting himself shot and wounded, but apprehends Shaw with a fake gun and becomes a hero by sheer luck.



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  2. J.T.M. (1936-05-04). "Movie Review - F Man - At the Globe". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  3. "F-Man". Afi.com. 1936-03-13. Retrieved 2015-09-01.

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