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When a movie theater usher is fired, he takes up with criminals and finds himself quite adept at various illegal activities. Eventually though, the police catch up with him, and he runs to hide out in Los Angeles. There he stumbles into the movie business and soon rises to stardom. He has gone straight, but his newfound success arouses the interest of his old criminal associates, who are not above blackmail...


Studio Warner
SKU 206689701
UPC 883929002733
UPC 14 00883929002733
Format DVD
Release Date 3/25/2008
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Ben Markson - Screenplay
Darryl F. Zanuck - Based On Story By
George Amy - Editor
James Cagney - Actor
Leslie Fenton - Actor
Lillie Hayward - Screenplay
Mae Clarke - Actor
Margaret Lindsay - Actor
Robert M. Haas - Art Director
Rosaling Keating Shaffer - Based On Story By
Roy Del Ruth - Director
Tony Gaudio - Cinematographer
ReviewSource Movie Mirrors
Review In this satire of Hollywood a gambler gets involved in robberies, flees to California, and becomes a movie star but gets blackmailed by his old gang...Movie usher Dan Quigley (James Cagney) is warned about gambling and is fired for making wise-cracks. He discovers a scam in which Myra (Mae Clarke) drops her purse to lead men into a crooked poker game. He asks for a cut and is soon dividing up big money at a gambling club. Finding a rich widow, Dan drives his car into hers and is welcomed into her house, enabling his gang to rob her. When the butler is killed in another robbery, Dan complains. As the police raid, Duke (Leslie Fenton) shoots the informer. Dan and Myra flee to Chicago and Los Angeles. The police hold Dan for grand larceny, while Spade (Douglass Dubrille) and Myra, instead of bailing him out, take his money and go to Mexico...The personality of Dan (Cagney) carries this combination movie satire, gangster melodrama, and romantic comedy, allowing the audience to escape daily life for the intrigue of crime, the glamor of movies, and the fantasy of romance.
Reviewer Sanderson Beck
ReviewRating 8
DVD, No Longer Produced
Halliwell's Film & Video Guide Hectic slam-bang action comedy. Great fun.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Vintage Cagney...

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