Already in trouble with the law, Arthur and his friend Nutty break into a drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. The druggist's wife, Mrs. Doray, asks for custody. When he hears... See full summary »
Adapted from The Paul Street Boys, an autobiographical novel by Ferenc Molnar, GLORY is an unusually sensitive evocation of the pain of youth and the senselessness of war. Frail Nemecsek, a... See full summary »
George P. Breakston,
Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »
Henry B. Walthall
When motorcycle cop Dick Fay gives a ticket to Phyllis Crawford, her father's graft-fed influence leads to his demotion to foot patrolman. When Fay leads a raid on a gangster's place he ... See full summary »
Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally ... See full summary »
Edward Everett Horton,
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Already in trouble with the law, Arthur and his friend Nutty break into a drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. The druggist's wife, Mrs. Doray, asks for custody. When he hears them arguing over him, Arthur runs away. When he returns Mr. Doray is being held up by bandits at the drugstore. Written by
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Washington, I'm going to let you go, but I want you to promice me never to take anything that doesn't belong to you. And I don't want to see you ever in this courtroom again.
Washington Lincoln Jackson:
How come, Judge? You gonna quit?
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This Borzage soaper about the trials and tribulations of a youngster on the edge of being sent to reform school -- Ralph Bellamy plays the juvenile court judge in a relaxed, almost boneless manner. He was a fine actor and before he got typecast as the dull guy who loses the girl to Cary Grant, he gave a bunch of interesting performances in a wide variety of roles. According to legend, he was offered a script with another loser role, saw that the character was labeled as a Ralph Bellamy type, and quit the movies, going back to more interesting roles on Broadway.
Borzage manages to get some interesting performances out of the young actors: Tom Conlan, whose character is labeled as the worst boy in town, keeps getting into thoughtless scrapes. In fact, that's the best part of the script: the boys are not bad, but they just don't think of consequences.
The other thing about this movie that makes it better than average is, unsurprisingly, Spencer Tracy's performance. In the midst of all the sweet characters and one outright stinker, he adds a lot of salt to the stew as the grouchy pharmacist. His scene with Bellamy in which he continually gets fined for contempt of court is very funny. While not among Borzage's best work, this movie, as always, has enough points to make it worth your time.
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