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The Ruling Voice (1931)

TV-G | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 31 October 1931 (USA)
For the love and respect of his daughter, a crime boss reconsiders his involvement in the extortion racket he's built.

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Jack Bannister
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Gloria Bannister
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Abner Sneed
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Dexter Burroughs
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Ed Bailey
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Douglas Scott ...
Malcolm Stanton
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For the love and respect of his daughter, a crime boss reconsiders his involvement in the extortion racket he's built.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Vitaphone production reels #4889-4896 and #4852 (trailer) See more »

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Referenced in Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008) 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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One Interesting Idea is Not Enough to Carry Early Talkie
14 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dull and Talky Early Talkie that has an Insightful Idea About Slick Suited Business Types Actually Running the Mob. A Behind Closed Doors Peek at the Money Men and the Machine They Operate that Causes Harm and Pain for the Average Citizen.

There is a Creepy Atmosphere of No Empathy. They Even Take Milk from the Mouths of Babes. Except for the Fresh Concept of Adding Machines Instead of Machine Guns there isn't Enough Here to Recommend. A Message Movie that is Mundane to Say the Least.

Also, it is a Pre-Code Movie with Nothing that Would Not Pass Post-Code. Loretta Young Fans Might Want to Check In and See the Star in an Early Role. Walter Huston is Bland and it Certainly is a Role that Just About Anyone Could Play, and He Looks Bored.


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