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The St. Louis Kid (1934)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Eddie Kennedy
Patricia Ellis ...
Ann Reid
...
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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Drama | Romance

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10 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Soundtracks

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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More great Cagney

People watch the old Cagney films to see tough Cagney do some beatdowns and charm the girl, and there's a lot of that in this flick. Especially beatdowns - Cagney is always fighting and in and out of jail, even when he can't use his hands (he'll just head-butt everyone within range instead). Heck, he even gives his sidekick a good shot (it was deserved though).

While "The St. Louis Kid" won't win any awards, it's mid-1930's Cagney talking fast and doing his thing, this time battling, well, pretty much everyone. He even goes after a girl who hates him, but she's pretty hot so that's no mystery why he'd do that. There's a few cool old-timey car and truck crashes too that are fun to watch.

Plot? There's a plot in there somewhere, but really this is just simply fun Cagney viewing.


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