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The St. Louis Kid (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 10 November 1934 (USA)
Trucker Eddie Kennedy gets involved with the law when he has an car accident with Ann Reid and knocks the owner of a dairy out. He evades a penalty when he claims, that he had done it as an... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Patricia Ellis ...
Ann Reid
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Buck
Robert Barrat ...
Farmer Benson
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Richardson
Spencer Charters ...
Messeldopp
Addison Richards ...
Mr. Brown
Dorothy Dare ...
Gracie Smith
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Judge Jeremiah Jones
Charles C. Wilson ...
Mr. Harris - the Trucking Company Boss (as Charles Wilson)
William B. Davidson ...
Joe Hunter (as William Davidson)
Harry Woods ...
Louie Munn
Gertrude Short ...
Babe Smith - the Girl Buck Picks Up
Eddie Shubert ...
Pete - a Truck Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nan Grey ...
First Girl (scenes deleted)
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Trucker Eddie Kennedy gets involved with the law when he has an car accident with Ann Reid and knocks the owner of a dairy out. He evades a penalty when he claims, that he had done it as an act of solidarism with the farmers. The farmers start an boycott action against this dairy, so the owner has to bring milk from elsewhere to his dairy, but the farmers closed the road, and Kennedy is arrested once more. He leaves jail at night to meet Ann, but meanwhile the owner has asked some mobsters to deliver the milk. One of the farmers is murdered, Ann Reid is missing and Eddie Kennedy is accused of murder. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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10 November 1934 (USA)  »

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A Weekend Perfect  »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: James Cagney (1961) See more »

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I'll String Along with You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the bar when Buck is trying to raise bail money
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11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

St. Louis Kid, The (1934)

*** (out of 4)

Exciting Warner Bros. "ripped from the headlines" film has James Cagney playing a truck driver who gets involved in a battle between farmers and the businessmen who aren't paying enough for milk. This is a fast, fun and action packed film, which is what audiences expected from a Cagney film. Cagney is very good in the role of the fast talking, quick to throw punches truck driver and the supporting cast helps him well.

Jimmy the Gent (1934)

** (out of 4)

A crooked businessman (James Cagney) pretends to go straight to win back his ex (Bette Davis). Considering the two leads and director Michael Curtiz, this was a major disappointment that really didn't work on any level. The only real reason to watch this is the performance from Cagney as well as his shaved head. Davis is very boring throughout and really brings down the film because she has no chemistry with Cagney.


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