GenreAction, Adventure, Crime ProductionParamount Pictures CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 1, 1938 (1938-04-01) WriterMaxwell Shane (original screenplay), Robert Yost (original screenplay), Stuart Anthony (original screenplay) CastMary Carlisle (Marjorie Rogers), Lloyd Nolan (Bob Anders), Roscoe Karns (Tom Benson aka Tommy Logan), Buster Crabbe (John A. 'Red' Deegan), J. Carrol Naish (Joseph Valkus), Evelyn Brent (Rena Terry) Similar moviesFramed (1930), Anthony Quinn appears in Tip-Off Girls and The Wild Party, The Penalty (1941), Night Court (1932), Flight to Hong Kong (1956)
Tip-Off Girls is a 1938 American crime film directed by Louis King and written by Maxwell Shane, Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony. The film stars Mary Carlisle, Lloyd Nolan, Roscoe Karns, Buster Crabbe, J. Carrol Naish, Evelyn Brent and Anthony Quinn. The film was released on April 1, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.
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.