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Adventures of a cocky con man and his glamorous accomplice.

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At a midwestern hotel, conniving bellhop Bert Harris has a finger in every pie. He promotes a job for glamorous Ann Roberts, but she does not immediately succumb to his charms. However, Bert soon enlists Ann as partner in his new profession of con man. Most of the victims they fleece are lawbreakers themselves. But Bert is tempted to try actual stealing, and Ann fears it will bring bad luck... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Jim's back!... with a brand new line!


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14 November 1931 (USA)  »

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Gente Esperta  »

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On close inspection of the handwriting, it's evident that both "Darling, paste this..." notes were written by the same person. See more »

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Pawnbroker: [inspecting the stolen bracelet Bert has brought in] It's nice. Maybe it's too nice. What'll I do with it? That stuff is hard to sell.
Bert Harris: Who cares? Give to your wife for a Christmas present.
[grabbing the pawnbroker by the ear]
Bert Harris: Listen three-balls, I want five thousand dollars and I want it in a hurry. It's worth twenty thousand. And don't give me any backtalk.
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Ain't That the Way It Goes
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Played when Anne and Bert first meet Dan and Helen
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Ho-neeeee!
28 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Ho-nee! " That's crazy Jimmy Cagney calling to his partner Joan Blondell in this wacky early-30s comedy-drama which reminded a bit, attitude-wise, with a film he did the following year called "Lady Killer."

It also was typical Cagney: a very cocky con man (as a bellhop!) and fun-to- watch character who will do and say about anything. The dialog between he and Blondell in this film is a real hoot. It features a lot of the expressions of this time period.

Louis Calhern plays a competing con man who swindles Cagney, but then gets taken himself. A very young Ray Milland, in one of his first credited appearances, is so young I didn't know it was him, but recognized the voice. He looked a lot like Bob Cummings.

Not a great film but entertaining for the part, as Cagney films usually were. Every time he yells "Ho-nee!" I laugh out loud. Ya gotta love him!


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