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Jimmy the Gent (1934)

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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:
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Jimmy
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Joan
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Louie
Alan Dinehart ...
Wallingham
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Mabel
Arthur Hohl ...
Joe
Phillip Reed ...
Ronny Gatson
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Fake Worthingham
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Gladys Farrell
Renee Whitney ...
Bessie
Ralf Harolde ...
Hendrickson (as Ralfe Harolde)
Merna Kennedy ...
Jitters
Philip Faversham ...
Intern Blair
Nora Lane ...
Sarah Posy Barton
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Mary Treen ...
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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Trivia

The title of this movie became the nickname of real life criminal Jimmy Burke, who is portrayed by Robert De Niro in Goodfellas (1990). See more »

Quotes

Monty Barton: You won't think any less of me, Big Baby, fer forgettin' the ring?
Gladys Farrell: [Walking away from him] That's all right. When you shed your skin, send me the rattles.
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Referenced in Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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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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19 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cagney was tired of playing mugs by this point in his career, but he played this one comically.(Humor is a Cagney trait in any of his roles.) He intentionally had the studio barber put bottle scars on his head just to annoy Hal B. Wallis!!! Ya gotta love that. His attitude towards Warner's was getting worse,understand? He could play a thug like DaVinci could draw a dame named Mona. But in spite of his frustrations with the studio,I personally view this as one of his most memorable performances of the 30s!!


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