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The Tip-Off (1931)

Eddie Quillan falls in love with a gangster's girlfriend but avoids trouble when he becomes friends with Robert Armstrong and his girlfriend

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Kayo McClure
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Baby Face
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Swanky Jones
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Pop Jackson
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Miss Ethel Waddums (as Cupid Ainsworth)
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While on a job, cocky young radio repairman Tommy Jordan meets Baby Face, enticing (if dizzy) girlfriend of jealous boxer Kayo McClure. Fleeing Baby Face's flirtatious advances, Tommy jumps from the frying pan into the fire when he pursues Edna Merino, girlfriend of Kayo's gangster manager Nick Vatelli. Can Kayo save Tommy from being "rubbed out"? Or will fearful Baby Face hold Kayo back? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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This is station L-O-V-E

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16 October 1931 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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The name of the restaurant where the wedding is to take place at the end is referred to in the dialogue as "Sarno's" but the sign on the restaurant says "Scarno's." See more »

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Referenced in Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008) See more »

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I Surrender Dear
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Lyrics by Gordon Clifford
Music by Harry Barris
Lip-synched by Eddie Quillan
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Slight But Fun
17 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Radio repairman Tommy Jordan (Eddie Quillan) finds himself in all kinds of hot water. First he saves dim-witted boxer Kayo (Robert Armstrong) from gangster Nick Vatelli (Ralf Harolde), endearing him to Kayo but making an enemy of Nick. He further enrages Nick when he moves in on the gangster's girl (Joan Peers). Now Tommy's life is in danger and he must turn to Kayo and his spunky girlfriend Baby Face (Ginger Rogers) for help.

Nice little gangster comedy with a likable cast. Quillan's good but Armstrong and Rogers steal every scene they're in. The movie loses steam when they aren't around.


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