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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Flicker Hayes, aka Jerry Allen
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Rose Lawrence
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Nick Gardella
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Mrs. Gardella
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J.C. Ward, Curly's Hitman
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Monk, Curly's Hitman
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Frank 'Red' Deering
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Dutch, Santa Avila's Cabbie
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Dan 'Danny' Curly
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Gassy
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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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Jimmy On the Lam
20 October 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

He Was Her Man finds Joan Blondell torn between two men, petty crook James Cagney who's on the lam and Victor Jory the simple Portugese fisherman who's town Cagney has taken it on the lam to.

Blondell's a former working girl who's also been around the track a few too many times. But she's looking for some kind of salvation in a marriage with Jory. But then Cagney comes along and she's ready to forsake all that.

Cagney is a safecracker who apparently took a bad rap for some partners who doublecrossed him. He pays them back in kind by taking his cut up front and then squealing on the two of them. One dies after killing a policeman in the electric chair, but the second puts out the word to the criminal underworld that Cagney's wanted. That's why Cagney's on the run.

Sadly enough He Was Her Man will never rank at the top or even the middle group of Cagney films. I think it was botched in the editing department to keep it down to a 70 minute length, pretty skimpy for a feature film now. My guess is that the Code was just coming into force and Warner Brothers was trying to keep the film respectable, but probably edited out some needed parts for the story to make sense.

Compared to films like Smart Money and Footlight Parade, the team of Cagney and Blondell came a cropper with this one.


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