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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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 ...
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Philip Faversham ...
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Nora Lane ...
Sarah Posy Barton
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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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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

Miss Joan Martin: Make me respect you.
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My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
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Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Hobart Cavanaugh and Eddie Shubert
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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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