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Jimmy the Gent (1934)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  17 March 1934 (USA)
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An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor.



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Complete credited cast:
Alan Dinehart ...
Alice White ...
Arthur Hohl ...
Phillip Reed ...
Ronny Gatson
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Fake Worthingham
Gladys Farrell
Renee Whitney ...
Ralf Harolde ...
Hendrickson (as Ralfe Harolde)
Merna Kennedy ...
Philip Faversham ...
Intern Blair
Nora Lane ...
Sarah Posy Barton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Treen ...
Nurse (scenes deleted)


Unscrupulous investigator of lost heirs Jimmy Corrigan loses his love Joan Martin to apparently upright competitor James Wallingham. He counters by adding a veneer of respectability to his own operation. Meanwhile he exposes Wallingham for a fraud. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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He's the BIGGEST CHISELER since MICHAELANGELO! Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Were PIKERS compared ti this RED-HAIRED SON-OF-A-GUN!


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Release Date:

17 March 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Always a Gent  »

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Miss Joan Martin: [Speaking of Wallingham] He bothers you, doesn't he?
'Jimmy' Corrigan: Yeah, like a crumb in a union suit!
Miss Joan Martin: Well, it'll always bother you. Jimmy, he's got something you haven't.
'Jimmy' Corrigan: The only thing he's got that I want is you, and he took you away from me.
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You're the Only One That Can Make Me Cry
Music by Sammy Fain
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Does Bette Davis do comedy?
1 November 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I'm not convinced that comedy was Warner Brothers' forte at this period; or maybe it's fast-paced humorous gangster movies starring Bette Davis that aren't quite my thing. At any rate, this film reminded me rather of "Satan Met a Lady", the last Warner comedy I'd seen (remembered today chiefly for the fact that it was their second version of "The Maltese Falcon", one of the few films where the remake was better than the original... but that, alas, was not to be until the third version!)

To be fair, "Jimmy the Gent" is cleverer and funnier on the whole than "Satan Met a Lady"; but Bette Davis is equally uninspiring in it (one wonders how much effort she put into these supporting roles), and it isn't really my sort of film. Cheerful, generic stuff with a fair proportion of laughs and cringes (the mounting catalogue of implausible disasters at the beginning had me in hysterics), but I didn't find the hero as lovable as the film thinks he is, or the quickfire dialogue as funny as the scriptwriters presumably hoped.

It was reasonably enjoyable, but not really worth the entrance fee as a rarity.

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