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The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  3 June 1933 (USA)
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Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

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Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the children and of Peggy and Mrs. Moore, who run the farm. When a detective recognizes him, Jimmy must decide whether to escape or stay and face his responsibilities to the children. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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farm | party | cynicism | detective | train | See more »

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Romance | Drama

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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3 June 1933 (USA)  »

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The Life of Jimmy Dolan  »

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$202,000 (estimated)
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(Turner library print)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on the play "Sucker", which opened off-broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 4 April 1933. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene with Woods and Goldie, one of the police motorcycles has three lights at the beginning, but only two during and after the pursuit. See more »

Quotes

King Cobra: Then why'd ya come here and fight me for?
Jimmy Dolan: I saw yer picture in the papers, I thought I might like ta be alone with ya.
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Version of They Made Me a Criminal (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Beyond the Blue Horizon
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting and W. Franke Harling
In the score for scenes at the end
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good triumph over cynicism
6 January 2000 | by (Savannah,Ga) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed the movie and it is obvious message.I was impressed by the clarity of the film from a technical sense.Why was the film so vivid compared with other movies from the early thirties? It must have something to do with the way they are kept in storage. Never heard"How deep is the ocean?"played with the violins quite that way.Great background for the more romantic scenes.You could see that Rooney had the stuff that made him a star.Wayne was ordinary.


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