Button Gwinett Brown is a freshman congressman on a mission to rid Washington of corruption. He quickly runs afoul of the powerful Senator Norton, while falling for the granddaughter of the... See full summary »
An ex-con, just out of prison, and his wife meet a screen writer on the train and decide that, since he's writing about crime without knowing much about it, collaborating with him would be ... See full summary »
Button Gwinett Brown is a freshman congressman on a mission to rid Washington of corruption. He quickly runs afoul of the powerful Senator Norton, while falling for the granddaughter of the kindly senator Wylie. He then teams up with some members of the Bonus Army to foil the villains' plans. Written by
The title is taken from a popular 1931 best selling book, "Washington Merry-Go-Round," by Robert Sharon Allen and Drew Pearson. Columbia bought the rights to the title only, and then hired Maxwell Anderson to write a fictionalized story about corruption in Washington, D.C.. See more »
Button Gwinett Brown:
Let me tell you this: This nation is in trouble, great trouble, plagued with a thousand problems. This isn't just a depression; this is a crisis! You've got a Senate and a House of Representatives, filled mostly with honest, patriotic men. . . . And they're all striving to bring this nation back to its place in the sun. But they're handicapped--hamstrung by a hidden government--an evil, marauding crew that has turned the Constitution of the United States into a bill of sale.
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Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Mad'moiselle from Armentieres)
Music by Irwin Dash
Played at the Bonus Army camp See more »
I have enjoyed exploring older films and came across Lee Tracy who was a bit of a star in the thirties. He was fast talking and had a huge presence on the screen. Personal problems with alcohol derailed his career later on. I had found this film, Washington-Merry-Go-Round, and was looking forward to watching it. It was an early thirties film with some politically incorrect portrayals of black characters. It reflected the times of the making of this movie so I accepted it with a slight jolt. My main problem was that this movie was so heavy handed making it's statement about corrupt people with money controlling politicians. The monologues were overly long and simplistic. The movie did have a few good moments but it is not a movie that I would recommend spending my time watching. There are too many better movies to watch.
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