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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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"There's always the telegraph, dumbbell." 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)

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:
For the scene where Dan Quigley hauls Myra Gale across the apartment floor by her hair, and throws her out the door, James Cagney taught his co-star Mae Clarke an old stage trick. When Cagney grabbed hold of Clarke's hair (holding her by the top of her head), Clarke reached up and grabbed Cagney's wrist with both hands. This put her weight on Cagney's wrist, instead of on her hair. Clarke then held on to Cagney's wrist, screaming as he dragged her across the room.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:
Myra Gale:[preparing to pour a drink for Dan] How much?
Dan Quigley:Oh, about two ounces,one for each kidney.
Myra Gale:[handing him the drink] Here. Oh, uh, chaser?
Dan Quigley:Always have been.
[they laugh]
Dan Quigley:Funny fella.
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Soundtrack:
Dancing with Tears in My EyesSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"There's always the telegraph, dumbbell.", 28 July 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

New York criminal (James Cagney) takes it on the lam and winds up in Hollywood. There he gets a job working in movies, first in bit parts and eventually as a leading man. But when his old gang hears about his newfound success, they come knocking on his door and risk ruining everything for him.

I hesitate to call this a gangster picture like everybody else seems to be doing. Cagney's character starts out the movie joining a gang but it's a gang of confidence men. Then they graduate to robbing houses before someone is shot and they have to leave town. These aren't racketeers or guys shooting it out with tommy guns. So, in my view, they're criminals for sure but not what I would call gangsters. Not that it matters much in the end. This movie reunites Cagney with his Public Enemy costars Mae Clarke and Leslie Fenton. Clarke is a treat to watch and has great chemistry with Cagney. Lovely Margaret Lindsay plays the movie star Cagney falls for. I'm a fan of hers so of course I enjoyed her in this. Highlights include Cagney dragging Clarke out of his room by her hair and Cagney forcing a movie critic to eat his own review. A fun crime comedy from Warner Bros. with another great Cagney role.

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