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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

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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
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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)
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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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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
This is the Age of Chiselry, 13 June 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Bellhop James Cagney and hotel maid Joan Blondell have a lot of ambitions during Depression Era America. They've seen the American dream go belly up on Wall Street, seen lots of people lose everything they have to crooks and chiselers and have decided if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And Cagney has entitled what he considers the Depression to be, the age of chiselry.

These two are obviously so suited for each other. But for what each considers practical reasons they hook up with other people. Cagney hero worships noted confidence man Louis Calhern and Blondell takes a shine to polished and dapper Ray Milland, a wall street broker. Each becomes quite disillusioned.

This is a good piece of historic Americana, depression era. People like Cagney and Blondell lost a lot of ideals in that period and it rings true even today. Later on Preston Sturges would take some of the same themes in Blonde Crazy and use them in a more comedic way. But this film is still pretty good on its own merits.

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