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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Lucille La Verne ...
Mrs. Delano (as Lucille LaVerne)
Warren Hymer ...
Mitch
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Harry Delano
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Myrtle
Noel Madison ...
Buck
Evalyn Knapp ...
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Otto Hoffman ...
George
Hank Mann ...
Happy
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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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Angel Harrigan: Gee Jennie, I'm crazy aboutcha. Why I'd... I'd even marry ya.
Jennie Delano: That's thoughtful of you.
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plain simple prohibition murder story
4 January 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Gotta love these old pre-code black and white films; there is a great scene where if the fair-goer hits the target, the girl sitting on a swing lifts up her dress for a little "show". This straight-forward no-surprises murder story takes place during prohibition , in a penny arcade, which was also the name of the play on which it is based. It stars Cagney in his very first performance in 1930, brought in from the original play; Also in a big role is Joan Blondell, who had already made four films, but would go on to make eight more films with Cagney, as well as over 150 films on her own. The top bills are Grant Withers and Evalyn Knapp, and Lucille Laverne, who had all started in silents. Also love the plain-talking mother who has an opinion on everything and everybody. John Adolfi, the director, had started as an actor in 1907, and worked mostly in silent films. This was one of his last movies as director. Due to its age, the sound and picture quality is a little iffy, but enjoy it as a fun, plain, simple story.


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