Tip-Off Girls

Tip-Off Girls is a 1938 American crime film directed by Louis King, written by Maxwell Shane, Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony, and starring Mary Carlisle, Lloyd Nolan, Roscoe Karns, Buster Crabbe, J. Carrol Naish, Evelyn Brent and Anthony Quinn. It was released on April 1, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]

Tip-Off Girls
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLouis King
Produced byWilliam LeBaron
Screenplay byMaxwell Shane
Robert Yost
Stuart Anthony
StarringMary Carlisle
Lloyd Nolan
Roscoe Karns
Buster Crabbe
J. Carrol Naish
Evelyn Brent
Anthony Quinn
Music byLeo Shuken
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byEllsworth Hoagland
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1938 (1938-04-01)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


A ring of truck hijackers is organized by Joseph Valkus, run by Red Deegan and fronted by Rena Terry, a woman who pretends to be helpless, tricking truckers to trust her before their shipments are stolen.

Out to bust up the racket, the FBI assigns agents Bob Anders and Tom Benson to go undercover. Pretending to be drivers, then thieves, they gain Valkus's trust. Bob also meets and falls for Marjorie Rogers, a secretary who is totally unaware of the illegal activities.

Bob is overheard tipping off the FBI to the next heist. He is beaten by Valkus's men, but Marjorie manages to write and deliver a note that brings federal agents to the rescue.



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  2. "Tip-Off-Girls – Trailer – Cast – Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  3. "Tip-Off Girls". Afi.com. 1938-01-04. Retrieved 2015-03-30.

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