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He Was Her Man (1934)

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Dan Curly sends two hitmen to kill double-crossing Flicker Hayes, who retreats to a small village with ex-prostitute Rose to hide.

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Complete credited cast:
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Flicker Hayes, aka Jerry Allen
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Rose Lawrence
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Nick Gardella
Frank Craven ...
Pop Sims, aka Jim Parker
Sarah Padden ...
Mrs. Gardella
Harold Huber ...
J.C. Ward, Curly's Hitman
Russell Hopton ...
Monk, Curly's Hitman
Ralf Harolde ...
Frank 'Red' Deering
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Dutch, Santa Avila's Cabbie
Bradley Page ...
Dan 'Danny' Curly
Samuel E. Hines ...
Gassy
George Chandler ...
Highway Service Station Counterman
James Eagles ...
Whitey, the Driver (as James Eagle)
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Flicker Hayes informs the police after he sets up two men to be caught in a phony robbery attempt, because they were responsible for his going to prison. Dan Curly escapes, but the other kills a policeman and goes to the chair, so Dan wants two hitmen to get Flicker, who plans to leave the country. But he meets down-and-out Rose Lawrence, an ex-prostitute looking to hitch a ride to a small fishing village in the south to marry a Portuguese fisherman, and Flicker decides it would be a nice place to hide. After he seduces Rose, Flicker stakes her to a bus ticket and goes with her. But he's been spotted by Pop Sims, who follows them and reports Flicker's whereabouts to Dan. Meanwhile, Rose falls in love with Flicker, who is unaware that the hitmen are coming to kill him. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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Cagney and Blondell in a mediocre screenplay, but still fun to watch.
15 February 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

With James Cagney and Joan Blondell headlining the cast, what more can you want? A good screenplay, that's what! The disappointing ending had me shaking my head, especially after I finally got used to Cagney in a mustache. And I never figured out who the "he" in the title was. Either Cagney, with whom Blondell falls in love after he seduces her in San francisco and in Victor Jory's house, or Jory himself, who was going to marry Blondell knowing she used to be a prostitute. Jory plays a Portuguese fisherman, but his accent is very phony, and none of the supporting cast was exceptional. There's some good suspense at the end but the film let me down. Still, I did like watching the two stars.

The film was released a few weeks before the production code was more rigorously enforced. Blondell's character caused the Catholic Church to place the film on its "condemned" list.


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