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Kubec Glasmon (story) &
John Bright (story)
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Adventures of a cocky con man and his glamorous accomplice. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Bert Harris

Joan Blondell ... Anne Roberts

Louis Calhern ... Dapper Dan Barker
Noel Francis ... Helen Wilson

Ray Milland ... Joe Reynolds

Guy Kibbee ... A. Rupert Johnson, Jr.
Polly Walters ... Peggy
William Burress ... Col. Bellock

Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Snyder

Nat Pendleton ... Hank - aka Pete
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ward Bond ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Detective (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ... Jimmy (uncredited)

Richard Cramer ... Cabbie (uncredited)
Peter Erkelenz ... Kansas City Dutch (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Tobacco Counterman (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Driver (uncredited)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Tough Guy on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Russell Hopton ... Jerry (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Four-Eyes (uncredited)
Edward Martindel ... Jeweler (uncredited)
Edward Morgan ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Walter Percival ... Lee (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Mike (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Conman (uncredited)
Lucille Ward ... Prison Matron (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
Kubec Glasmon (story) &
John Bright (story)

Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (photography)
Sidney Hickox (photography) (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Dawson (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (costumes by)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone orchestra
 
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79 min
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USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate not issued at release)

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Bert is reading a real copy of Sucess magazine. Founded in 1897 to promote the "New Thought" philosophy. The issue date at the top of the cover has been taped over or cut off.See more »
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Factual errors: At the start of the movie, a hotel elevator is indicated moving up more than three floors in one second - an impossibly fast speed, even today. Its return down is shown at a more realistic pace.See more »
Quotes:
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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I'm Just a Fool in Love with YouSee more »

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Made for Each Other, 21 November 2015
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Blondell is the perfect match for Cagney. Both are brim-full of personality and feisty grit. Here they're sort of on-again off-again sweeties; that is, when Bert's (Cagney) not working a clever moneymaking scheme. Yes, it's the 30's favorite rags to riches guy working his way up from bellhop to globe trotter. Of course, in true Cagney style, he makes it by ignoring technicalities like the law. But don't expect tommy-guns blasting away. Instead, Bert's an up-and-coming con-man who both scams and gets scammed. I count at least four con-man schemes and maybe more, so you may need a scorecard. But they're clever and hard to see coming. Of course, cheating Cagney's like playing with fire, so someone should tell Louis Calhern (Barker) before he gets burned.

And get a load of Calhern's aristocratic nose—I'd love to see him and the equally endowed Basil Rathbone in a scene together. Plus, there're all those colorful old flivvers rolling down the street, which is one reason I like these cinema antiques. Also, I was wondering whether Barker was going to put on Ann's panties or just admire them. And what about his inspecting that brassiere where Ann keeps her valuables. Then again, this is pre-Code 1931. But catch that ending that's a puzzler given the questions left hanging.

Anyway, with its typical 30's bundle of energy, Warner Bros. again shows why it was the studio of record, and why Cagney remains truly trans-generational.

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