The Crusader (1932)

 |  Drama  |  5 October 1932 (USA)
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Gangsters scheme to get rid of a crusading District Attorney by blackmailing him through his daughter.


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Cast overview:
Tess Brandon
Phillip Brandon
Lew Cody ...
Jimmie Dale
Ned Sparks ...
Eddie Crane
Walter Byron ...
Joe Carson
John St. Polis ...
Robert Henley
Arthur Hoyt ...
Oscar Shane
Ara Haswell ...
Madge Blake
Joseph W. Girard ...
Chief of Detectives Corrigan
Syd Saylor ...
Harry Smaltz
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Warden John Alton


Gangsters scheme to get rid of a crusading District Attorney by blackmailing him through his daughter.

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Release Date:

5 October 1932 (USA)  »

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Should a Woman Tell?  »

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1.37 : 1
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Jimmie Dale: Have you seen one of the new $100 bils?
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A bore!
3 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

A scarce but typical "newspaper drama" so common in the early 1930s. If you can find it, watch it (if you can bare it) just for the sake of finding a rare film. I personally found this movie to be painfully boring. It is terribly uneven, and at times I just lost total interest. While it did have adequate performances by Lew Cody, Evelyn Brent, H.B. Warner and Ned Sparks, not even they could save this creaky, dismal crime drama from being one of the less appealing of the early talkie pre-code's. If you want to see a real good newspaper drama, make sure to be on the lookout for Turner Classic Movies to air the wonderful FIVE STAR FINAL with Edward G. Robinson. It's on from time to time and you won't be disappointed.

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