In sweet, unassuming early talkie The Tip Off, naive Eddie Quillan is unaware of the danger he’s in by having an affair with a vicious gangster’s girlfriend. He gets bailed out by two friends, boxer Armstrong and his girl, Ginger Rogers.
The Tip-Off was Ginger Rogers’ first film at RKO; she had recently been released from her contract at Paramount, where she’d been little more than a bit player. Two years later she became a star, partnered with Fred Astaire.
Cast: Eddie Quillan, Robert Armstrong Ginger Rogers, Frank Darien,
Director: Albert Rogell
Producer: Harry Joe Brown
Original Story: George Kibbe Turner
Director of Photography: Edward Snyder
Editor: Charles Craft
Screenwriter: Earl Baldwin
Production Designer: Carroll Clark
USA / RKO / 75 minutes / 1931