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Director:
Writers:
Bertram Millhauser (based on a play by) &
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Release Date:
3 June 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Jimmy

Loretta Young ... Peggy
Aline MacMahon ... Auntie
Guy Kibbee ... Phlaxer

Lyle Talbot ... Doc
Fifi D'Orsay ... Budgie (as Fifi Dorsay)
Harold Huber ... Reggie Newman
Shirley Grey ... Goldie West
George Meeker ... Charles Magee

John Wayne ... Smith
Arthur Hohl ... Herman Malvin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Edward Arnold ... Inspector Ennis (uncredited)
Joan Barclay ... Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Robert Barrat ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Joseph Belmont ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Man on Stairway Giving Directions (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Boxing Handler (uncredited)
Billy Coe ... Fight Timekeeper (uncredited)
Arthur Dekuh ... Louie Primaro (uncredited)
James Donlan ... Man Offering Jimmy a Drink (uncredited)
David Durand ... George Lewis (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Sam Godfrey ... Reporter (uncredited)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Sam (uncredited)
John Kerns ... Fight Opponent (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Reporter in Ring (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... First Referee (uncredited)

Clarence Muse ... Masseur (uncredited)
Bradley Page ... One of Dolan's Backers (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Last Fight Ring Announcer (uncredited)

Mickey Rooney ... Freckles (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Fight Manager (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Reporter in Ring (uncredited)

Anne Shirley ... Mary Lou (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... King Cobra (uncredited)
Arthur Vinton ... Matt Lenihan (uncredited)
Huey White ... Handler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Archie Mayo 
 
Writing credits
Bertram Millhauser (based on a play by) (as Bertram Milhauser) &
Beulah Marie Dix (based on a play by)

David Boehm (screen play) and
Erwin S. Gelsey (screen play) (as Erwin Gelsey)

Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Herbert I. Leeds (edited by) (as Bert Levy)
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Cliff Hess .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... composer: title music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hal B. Wallis .... supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Warner Bros. (1933) (USA) (theatrical) (present) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.)
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Runtime:
88 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Norway:16 (1933) | USA:Approved (PCA #2607-R, 3 September 1936 for re-release) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Edward Arnold (Inspector Ennis) and Mickey Rooney (Freckles) appear in this film uncredited, though essential characters to the story.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: When Phlaxer tells Inspector Ennis the body in the car isn't Jimmy Dolan, one reason he gives is that Dolan's wrist size was different and the watch band on the body was fastened in a different hole. The newspaper said the body was "reduced to ashes in the flames". A fire that hot would also destroy a leather watch band.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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Movie Connections:
Version of They Made Me a Criminal (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beyond the Blue HorizonSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Long live TCM!, 2 December 2010
Author: danny52 from United States

I love Turner Classic Movies for programming old, less-than-classic movies like this nearly forgotten 1933 Warner Bros. chestnut. While channel surfing, I came across this one and was drawn in by the charming, natural performances of Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and the children. I won't rehash the plot because it's been done in other reviews. It's astonishing to see the familiar faces, sometimes unbilled, playing supporting roles in this one. I instantly recognized Aline MacMahon, Lyle Talbot, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee (excellent) and child stars Mickey Rooney, Anne Shirley and Allen "Farina" Hoskins. And then there's John Wayne in an early non-Western role as a boxer. Rooney and Hoskins were veterans by this time, effortless scene stealers who could wring tears as easily as laughs. I wasn't familiar with child actor David Durand and he's quietly charming as a crippled boy. It's amazing how satisfying a simple, beautifully-crafted movie made for pennies compared to today's CGI-laden millon-dollar blockbusters can be. I'm just grateful that the programmers at TCM refuse to allow little treasures like "The Life of Jimmy Dolan" to gather dust in a can on a vault shelf. And this was just one movie in a day filled with other early Thirties treasures from the Hollywood assembly line. Long live TCM!

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