WriterJohn A. Albert, Milton Raison, Ron Ferguson Release dateJune 27, 1941 (1941-06-27) ScreenplayMilton M. Raison, Ron Ferguson CastWynne Gibson (Fay Saunders), Kane Richmond (Jim Murray), John Miljan (Nick Taggart), Pauline Moore (Ellen Bronson), Mary Gordon (Mrs. Murray), Robert Homans (Capt. Murray) Similar moviesThe Final Alliance, Mysterious Intruder, Impact, The Purge: Anarchy, Salt, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
TaglineMen behind the law badge back municipal graft...to pay back the underworld with bullets!
Double cross 1941 crime drama
Double Cross is a 1941 American Producers Releasing Corporation crime film directed by Albert H. Kelley and starring serial star Kane Richmond. The film is also known as Motorcycle Squad (American 16mm rental title).
When a nightclub that also features illegal gambling is raided by the police, uniformed motorcycle policeman Steve Bronson is in an adjoining room to the main area with his girlfriend Fay Saunders who is a co-owner of the club with Nick Taggart. When Fay sees several policemen scuffling with Nick she grabs Steve's revolver and shoots one of the policemen. The other policemen return fire mortally wounding Nick whilst Fay places the revolver next to Steve where she declares she saw Steve fire on the police.
Steve's best friend is fellow motorcycle policeman Jim Murray, the son of a police captain who is the scourge of the city's criminals and corrupt politicians. Jim plans to infiltrate the night club to discover the truth on Steve's innocence with the help of his fiancee and Steve's sister Ellen. Jim begins to behave disgracefully that leads him to be drummed out of the police force. Fay, Nick and his criminal associates see Jim as an opportunity to gain information on police activities as well as to embarrass Jim's father Captain Murray who has already been the target of an unsuccessful assassination attempt. Fay begins to fall in love with Jim; Nick gathers some insurance for his future by clandestinely recording Fay's admitted it was she who shot the policeman in the raid.
When Nick catches Fay taking a photograph of the mayor of the city accepting money from him he captures her and also catches on to Jim's true loyalties. He concocts a scheme to eliminate the both of them by blaming the zealous shoot first ask questions later Captain Murray.