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Director:
Writers:
Roland West (screenplay) and
C. Gardner Sullivan (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 April 1929 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful to look at. See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chester Morris ... Chick Williams
Harry Stubbs ... Buck Bachman

Mae Busch ... Daisy Thomas
Eleanor Griffith ... Joan Manning Williams

Regis Toomey ... Danny McGann
Purnell Pratt ... Police Sgt. Pete Manning (as Purnell B. Pratt)
Irma Harrison ... Toots
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elmer Ballard ... Soft Malone - Cab Driver (uncredited)

Diana Beaumont ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
James Bradbury Jr. ... Blake - a Crook (uncredited)
Ed Brady ... George Stanislaus David (uncredited)
Edgar Caldwell ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Kernan Cripps ... Trask - Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Virginia Flohri ... Singer in Theater (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Brown - a Crook (uncredited)
Edward Jardon ... Singer in Theater (uncredited)
DeWitt Jennings ... Officer O'Brien (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Detective Sgt. Tommy Glennon (uncredited)

Directed by
Roland West  (as Roland West's Alibi)
 
Writing credits
Roland West (screenplay by) and
C. Gardner Sullivan (screenplay by)

John Griffith Wray (used in the play "Nightstick" by) &
J.C. Nugent (used in the play "Nightstick" by) and
Elaine S. Carrington (used in the play "Nightstick" by)

C. Gardner Sullivan  titles for silent version
Roland West  titles for silent version

Produced by
Roland West .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ray June (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Hal C. Kern (edited by) (as Hal Kern)
 
Art Direction by
William Cameron Menzies (art direction)
 
Makeup Department
Robert Stephanoff .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Howard Campbell .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ned Mann .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Zech .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hugo Riesenfeld .... musical arrangements
 
Other crew
Fanchon .... choreographer
Joseph M. Schenck .... presents (as Joseph Schenck)
John McCaleb .... police advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
91 min (copyright length) | 83 min (Kino Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (MovieTone)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1930) | USA:TV-PG

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Trivia:
Alternative scenes were shot for a silent version of the film which was released simultaneously.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV)See more »

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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful to look at., 4 December 2001
Author: Glenn Andreiev (gandreiev@aol.com) from Huntington, NY

One of the first scenes of ALIBI has a camera prowl an art deco night club and into the world of an ex-con (Chester Morris) Much of the film is stagy, including Morris' almost death scene. What makes ALIBI shine so well are the visual elements. The art-deco set direction, the incredibly well edited cop shooting sequence and a rooftop chase that looks more pen and ink rather than photograph makes up for the staginess.

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