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Cast

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Jack Bannister
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Gloria Bannister
Dudley Digges ...
Abner Sneed
David Manners ...
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Dexter Burroughs
Willard Robertson ...
Ed Bailey
Gilbert Emery ...
Andrew Gregory
Douglas Scott ...
Malcolm Stanton
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Crime | Drama | Romance

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31 October 1931 (USA)  »

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Upper Underworld  »

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

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Neapolitan Nights
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Whistled by the fruit vendor at the end
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Powerful Pre-Noir
18 January 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

As he is in "Night Court," Walter Huston is superb in this harsh early mob story. Some might think his change of heart over daughter Loretta Young sentimental but not I. It is psychologically plausible and doesn't sell out the rough nature of the story. Not much ends happily, though the path for Young and David Manners -- a highly improbable couple -- does clear.

Huston is probably best known for "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." To me, he is first and foremost the fine American businessman in the lovely "Dodsworth." He was very convincing in these earlier unsympathetic roles, though. This movie pulls no punches and has some scary scenes. It doesn't seem at all dated. It could have been made 70 years later -- but teenagers wouldn't be interested so it wouldn't have been.


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