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Lady Killer (1933)

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

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Myra Gale
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Duke
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Mrs. Wilbur Marley
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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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Warner Bros. screen scoop of the year teaming Jimmie again with the girl he slapped all the way from obscurity to fame in "Public Enemy" See more »

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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 »

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When Cagney's character asks film reviewer "Mr. Blair" into the men's room at The Cocoanut Grove to "discuss" his latest review, all of the stall doors are closed. After Cagney forces him to eat his review, the third stall door is open (no one enters or exits the room during this scene). See more »

Quotes

Spade Maddock: Well, how did it go?
Dr. Crane: Duck soup!
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Featured in Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) See more »

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California, Here I Come
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
In the score as the train speeds to California
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Fast-paced, exciting Cagney comedy!
20 April 2000 | by (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you like James Cagney, and I sure do, you'll love this comedy melodrama from the pre-code years at Warner Brothers. Cagney portrays a cheap hoodlum who falls in with a gang of petty con artists, gets wrapped on the knucklesl by the long arm of the law, and winds up becoming a movie matinee idol. It's fun all the way, with enough wise-cracking dialogue, rapid action, car chases, gunfire, and double-dealing to satisfy any fan of the early gangster films, yet it's a lively, tongue-in-cheek comedy from start to finish. Enjoy!


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