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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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Tagline:
Is Hollywood howling ! at this inside story of The Screen Idol Who Threw -?- -?- -?- Out Of His -?- -?- -?- On Her -?- ! See more »
Plot:
A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Film That 'Grabs' You! - Out On DVD In 2008 See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Dan

Mae Clarke ... Myra

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

Douglass Dumbrille ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowden Adams ... Lois' Butler (uncredited)
Luis Alberni ... Director (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 Extra (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 - Theater Manager (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Porter (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Extra in Casino (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)
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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)
 
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Runtime:
76 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 (re-rating) (1940) | Finland:(Banned) (1934) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
After James Cagney, dressed as a native American, dismounts a mechanical horse, he finds it painful to sit down in Lois' dressing room. When she enters and asks him what he's made up for, Cagney, who was fluent in Yiddish, responds "Big Chief Es Tut Mir Veh im Tuchas," which delicately translated means "Big Chief It Hurts My Rear End."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Dan Quigley:[to Lois Underwood] Well... you're certainly changing my idea of what movie stars were like. I always thought they were sort of, well, you know, high hat.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Dancing with Tears in My EyesSee more »

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Film That 'Grabs' You! - Out On DVD In 2008, 4 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

For anyone who enjoys James Cagney, this is a must-see. Yes, it's early in his career, but it's vintage Cagney: cocky, quick-tempered but humorous and likable as always. I am excited to see it finally coming out on DVD in March of 2008.

Instead of being a gangster throughout the story, he starts off that way in New York, runs off to Los Angeles and then goes straight after being hired as a Hollywood extra in a movie. He becomes a star but then his old gang catches up with him and he has to deal with them.

Along the way, three of the supporting actors combine with Cagney to make this a very fast- moving 74-minute film. They are Mae Clark, as the female villain "Myra Gale," Margaret Lindsay at the good woman "Lois Underwood," and Douglass Dumbrille as "Spade," the former leader of the New York gang. All are very convincing in their roles under the able work of director Roy Del Ruth.

You can tell this was a pre-code film just looking at Lindsay's ample cleavage, something that would have been covered up a bit more if the film had been made the following year. Other than that, and a few minor innuendos, the film is pretty clean, morally speaking.

One thing you certainly wouldn't see in today's films was the scene showing Cagney grabbing Clark by the hair and dragging her across the room, then booting her out in the hallway! (This is the same actress who received the famous grapefruit-in-the-face from Cagney in "Public Enemy.")

Anyway, yes the film is dated in much of the dialog and attitudes but it's so entertaining, so much fun to watch that it would still appeal to a good-sized audience today, too.

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