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Lady Killer (1933)

TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  9 December 1933 (USA)
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

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Dan
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Myra
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Lois
Leslie Fenton ...
Duke
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Spade (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Russell Hopton ...
Smiley
Raymond Hatton ...
Pete
Henry O'Neill ...
Ramick
Robert Elliott ...
Brannigan
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Marley
Willard Robertson ...
Detective Conroy
William B. Davidson ...
Director Williams (as William Davidson)
Douglas Cosgrove ...
Detective Jones
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Storyline

When a movie theater usher is fired, he takes up with criminals and finds himself quite adept at various illegal activities. Eventually though, the police catch up with him, and he runs to hide out in Los Angeles. There he stumbles into the movie business and soon rises to stardom. He has gone straight, but his newfound success arouses the interest of his old criminal associates, who are not above blackmail... Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Is Hollywood howling ! at this inside story of The Screen Idol Who Threw -?- -?- -?- Out Of His -?- -?- -?- On Her -?- ! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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9 December 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finger Man  »

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Trivia

When Myra (Mae Clarke) is reading from the California travel brochure, she gets a worried look on her face when she reads "Grapefruit." This is a reference to The Public Enemy (1931) (which also stars James Cagney and Clarke) where Cagney's character pushes a grapefruit into the face of hers. See more »

Goofs

After the robbery of the robbery of the wealthy woman's home the paper says a maid was struck and seriously injured; and later in Cagney's office they're still talking about a maid who screams. Later when the guy who actually hit comes back scared; he's says the butler died. See more »

Quotes

Spade Maddock: [discussing diamond-studded Mrs. Marley at the gang's speakeasy] C'mere - take a gander at her.
Dan Quigley: [eyeing her through a peephole] Did you say "gander?" I wonder how she'd go for a goose.
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Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played during the restaurant scene where the studio representative spots Dan
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Almost true to life, eh?
11 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hustler gets hustled, goes to Hollywood and hits big.

Hustler's friends arrive to hustle him again... and get hustled in return.

All this and the boy gets the girl too.

Very simple Cagney gangster type film, but lighter on the bullets. It rolls along at a fair pace and sews itself up pretty well.

With revisits from some 'Pubic Enemy' cast-mates, Cagney does a great job turning out 'A' list material in a 'B' list film, just as his career was built on.

If you're an Cagney fan or a fan of 'Dream Factory' old school films, bring some popcorn.


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