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Lady Killer -- A cinema usher turns to crime, flees to Hollywood, and becomes a movie star.
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Director:
Writers:
Ben Markson (screen play) &
Lillie Hayward (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
9 December 1933 (USA) See more »
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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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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cagney In The Movies. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Dan Quigley

Mae Clarke ... Myra Gale

Margaret Lindsay ... Lois Underwood
Leslie Fenton ... Duke

Douglass Dumbrille ... Spade Maddock (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Russell Hopton ... Smiley

Raymond Hatton ... Pete
Henry O'Neill ... Ramick
Robert Elliott ... Brannigan
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Wilbur Marley
Willard Robertson ... Detective Conroy

William B. Davidson ... Director Williams (as William Davidson)
Douglas Cosgrove ... Detective Jones
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowden Adams ... Lois' Butler (uncredited)
Luis Alberni ... Director (uncredited)
Joseph Belmont ... Monkey Party Guest (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Charlie - the Fence (uncredited)
Harry Beresford ... Dr. Crane (uncredited)
Herman Bing ... Western Director (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Man with Purse (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
James Burke ... Panhandler (uncredited)
George Chandler ... George Thompson (uncredited)
Spencer Charters ... Los Angeles Cop (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ... Prop Man (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Monkey Delivery Man (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Tour Guide to Movie Star's Homes (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Lew - Hood (uncredited)
Grace Hayle ... Fido's Owner (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Casino Bouncer (uncredited)
Harry Holman ... J.B. Roland (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Jailer (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Mr. Marley's Butler (uncredited)

Edwin Maxwell ... Jeffries - Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Porter (uncredited)

Dennis O'Keefe ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Movie Guard Decked by Dan (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Movie Patron (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Cliff - Assistant Director (uncredited)

Frank Sheridan ... O'Brien - Los Angeles Police Chief (uncredited)

Harry Strang ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Seymour - Usher Sergeant (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Monkey Delivery Man (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ... Glamour Girl at Coconut Grove (uncredited)
Harold Waldridge ... Quigley's Letter Handler (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Jack Don Wong ... Quigley's Houseboy (uncredited)
Tammany Young ... Slug - Movie Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
Ben Markson (screen play) &
Lillie Hayward (screen play) (as Lilie Hayward)

Rosalind Keating Shaffer (story "The Finger Man")

Darryl F. Zanuck  story (uncredited)

Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio (photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Amy (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
 
Other crew
Henry Blanke .... supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
76 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 (re-rating) (1940) | Finland:(Banned) (1934) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dancing with Tears in My EyesSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cagney In The Movies., 3 November 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Roy Del Ruth directed this gangster comedy as Jimmy Cagney plays a recently fired movie usher named Dan, who ends up with criminals, learning their ways, but who takes the rap for one of their crimes, and goes on the run to Hollywood where he becomes a famous movie star, attracting the attentions of his old associates who want in on the action, or they'll expose him... Mae Clarke plays his love interest, and has an amusing scene that reminds you of the famous "grapefruit" sequence from "The Public Enemy". Good Cagney Performance, but film isn't particularly funny as comedy, and overly familiar as a gangster picture. Innocuous and mostly forgettable.

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