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Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Romance  |  11 October 1930 (USA)
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Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

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Grant Withers ...
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Mrs. Delano (as Lucille LaVerne)
Warren Hymer ...
Mitch
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Harry Delano
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Noel Madison ...
Buck
Evalyn Knapp ...
Jennie
Otto Hoffman ...
George
Hank Mann ...
Happy
Ray Gallagher ...
Joe
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Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up. Written by Anonymous

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11 October 1930 (USA)  »

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Women in Love  »

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Mitch McKane: What's the hurry? Surprised to see me?
Harry Delano: Why Mitch, you old son of a gun. How are ya? It makes it seem like old times to see you around here. Glad to see ya.
Mitch McKane: Yeah, I'll bet you are.
Harry Delano: Uh, Buck said you wanna see me about something?
Mitch McKane: Yeah.
Harry Delano: Well it it's about Buck's joint, I just fixed up the old lady.
Mitch McKane: I ain't worried about the joint, you dirty double-crossing little rat.
Harry Delano: Why, what's the matter?
Mitch McKane: You know what's the matter. Fred's been peddling my hooch and you're in with them. And you brought in with ...
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Decent Cagney
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sinner's Holiday (1930)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Somewhat interesting drama about a small time crook (James Cagney) who kills a man in self defense but let's his sister's boyfriend (Grant Withers) take the blame. The most interesting aspect of this film is the fact that it was Cagney and Joan Blondell's screen debut. The film takes place inside Coney Island, which is another interesting thing to see. Other than that this early talkie is like many others of its day. There's way too much talking and none of it is very interesting. The direction is also pretty weak and there's just not too much life in the story. The relationship between Cagney and his mother played by Lucille LaVerne is also very strange in an incest type of way.


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