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Jimmy the Gent (1934)

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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Cast

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Jimmy Corrigan
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Joan Martin
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Lou
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Charles Wallingham
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Mabel
Arthur Hohl ...
Joe
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Ronny Gatson
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Fake Worthingham
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Gladys Farrell
Renee Whitney ...
Bessie
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Hendrickson (as Ralfe Harolde)
Merna Kennedy ...
Jitters
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Intern Blair
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Sarah Posy Barton
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Nurse (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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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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17 March 1934 (USA)  »

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Always a Gent  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Because he disliked the script for this movie so much, James Cagney had the sides of his head shaved for the film, without the knowledge of either director Michael Curtiz or producer Hal Wallis; Bette Davis did not appreciate it either, and refused to have publicity pictures taken with Cagney. See more »

Goofs

Two of the newspapers' front pages in the montage at the beginning of the film have the same headline and story of Jesse Owens choosing Ohio State University out of 28 colleges that recruited him out of high school in Cleveland. See more »

Quotes

Bessie: [working the switchboard] Hello Mr. Corrigan's office. Mrs.Greenbaum? Oh, I thought I reckonized your voice... Huh? Oh, you wanna know if Mr. Corrigan sent you that copy of your aunt's will? Just a sec...
[turning to her coworker]
Bessie: Hey Jitters, has that gone out yet?
Jitters: [irritated] No it ain't. Whaddya think I am? An octopus with a thousand hands or somethin'?
Bessie: Sure, Mrs. Greenbaum, it's in the mail... You're welcome.
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Soundtracks

My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
(1853) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Hobart Cavanaugh and Eddie Shubert
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Crackerjack film.
11 July 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is slightly superior to Blonde Crazy in that the stars have been given slightly livelier dialogue and that Bette Davis glows as a wise-ass blonde rather than Joan Blondell's put-upon blonde. Both are great, but some of the rip offs in this film are truly great and Allen Jenkins adds ten points to any film he's in. These golden age films have the writers that current day movies lack. No one steams anymore unfortunately. Cagney is a cock rooster and the world's a better place for seeing him go through his paces. I hope dvd brings all these movies back.


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