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Jack Bannister
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Dexter Burroughs
Willard Robertson ...
Ed Bailey
Gilbert Emery ...
Andrew Gregory
Douglas Scott ...
Malcolm Stanton
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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

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When the Night Is Young
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Jesse Greer
Played when Gloria and Dick are on board the ocean liner
Also played when Dick comes over to meet Bannister
Also played when Dick visits Gloria at the Stanton residence
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14 November 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A potentially interesting entry in Warner Brothers' series of crime dramas is weakened by an improbably wordy script, stagey performances -- Walter Huston, in this early role, seems to have no sense of where the camera is -- and an outright awful performance by Doris Kenyon, who, although fifth-billed, is actually the female lead.

Despite the ethnic types that inhabit the better Warners crime dramas, the Irishmen and Italians, this one seems to be inhabited solely by WASPS who wear impeccable, old fashioned clothing.

On the plus side, Loretta Young is in her luminously beautiful phase, an absolute pleasure to look at, although she isn't given much to do. David Manners is adequate as the juvenile lead and the idea of the story, how honest men can be driven to become criminals, is potentially interesting. But this movie doesn't live up to its potential.


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