The Rookie Cop

The Rookie Cop is a 1939 film directed by David Howard and starring Tim Holt as a rookie cop who wants to prove his friend wasn't involved with a robbery. The film also stars Virginia Weidler, Janet Shaw, Frank M. Thomas, and Muriel Evans.

The Rookie Cop
Directed byDavid Howard
Produced byBert Gilroy
StarringTim Holt
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyHarry J. Wild
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
April 28, 1939[1]
Box office$162,000[2]



The film made a profit of $18,000.[2]

The Los Angeles Times called it "an unusually agreeable picture".[4]


  1. "The Rookie Cop: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
  2. Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p56
  3. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p131
  4. ROOKIE COP' AGREEABLE Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 05 May 1939: 13.
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