MOTORCYCLE SQUAD (1937)

Motorcycle SquadMOTORCYCLE SQUAD (1937) – This neglected little honey is one of the earliest, if not THE earliest, biker films. Kane Richmond and Wynne Gibson star in a story about a motorcycle cop who is dishonorably discharged from the police force as part of a ruse to send him undercover.

Seems a pack of motorcycle-riding crooks are at large and our hero’s skill with a chopper makes him the ideal next recruit for their gang, all the better to bring them down from within.

With my weird sense of humor I get a huge kick out of this film’s cleaned-up 1930s version of what would become biker movie tropes in later decades. And there are moments when you’ll be half-convinced that the creative team behind the 1960s biker movie Wild Rebels based their flick on Motorcycle Squad, albeit with a drag racer infiltrating the gang instead of a cop. 

Motorcycle Squad uses motorbikes in the same gimmicky way that Murder By Television used nascent tv technology and Radar Secret Service used radar. Text-Message Squad would be a modern-day equivalent, maybe featuring a cop going undercover to bring down Flash-Mobs. 

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2 responses to “MOTORCYCLE SQUAD (1937)

  1. You made me want to see a text message squad movie!

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