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Kubec Glasmon (story) &
John Bright (story)
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Jim's back!... with a brand new line!
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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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Bert Harris:Mmm, that dirty, double-crossin' rat!See more »
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Chemistry Bteween the Two Stars But The Plt Veers Off, 12 August 2005
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

Roy del Ruth directed one exciting, racy movie after another in the days between the advent of talkies and the advent of the Code. This is definitely high on the list; but the lot sort of undoes everyone: It starts off as a naughty romp about a bellboy an a girl he gets a job in the hotel laundry. They are played by James Cagney (in one of his best roles, "White Heat" being probably my other favorite) and the always, always lovely and appealing Joan Blondell.

Their spats, his calling her "Hon-EE" are charming. The scene in which she's in the bath and tells him her money is in brassiere is pretty darn risqué. Not to mention his holding her panties in front of his own lower torso and then, very quickly sniffing the finger that's held her undergarments! Their fleecing of Guy Kibbee is fine. He's a classic movie boob and they don't take him for a lot.

Suddenly, though, Louis Calhern is a genuine gangster and they hook up with him. And this is not funny. Then the young, not very good or attractive Ray Milland appears and the plot gets really ugly.

(I do like Milland in his later roles but he was a baby here.) Had it simply stayed a saucy comedy it would have rated an 8 or maybe a 9. It covers too many bases, though, and the

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