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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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Ann Reid
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Buck
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Farmer Benson
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Richardson
Spencer Charters ...
Messeldopp
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Mr. Brown
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Gracie Smith
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Judge Jeremiah Jones
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Mr. Harris - the Trucking Company Boss (as Charles Wilson)
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Joe Hunter (as William Davidson)
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Louie Munn
Gertrude Short ...
Babe Smith - the Girl Buck Picks Up
Eddie Shubert ...
Pete - a Truck Driver
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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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Trivia

The $4.00 tab for four orders of ham and eggs would be the equivalent of $72.00 in 2016. No wonder Buck objected. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: James Cagney (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Do I Dream Those Dreams?
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the scene at the Green Lantern
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"Some day, when the weather is all nice and clear, I'm gonna knock your nose right around your ear."
2 September 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Cagney plays a 'little tough guy' truck driver who is pulled into a dispute between farmers and a dairy syndicate. Great old WB social drama with a cast of solid character actors like Charles C. Wilson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanagh, Addison Richards, Arthur Aylesworth, and the always terrific Allen Jenkins. Patricia Ellis is the girl who hates Cagney at first but comes around to loving him by the end of the picture. Cagney's the main reason to watch, of course, and he's loads of fun as the cocky, wise-cracking runt that's quick with his fists. It's a fast-paced and entertaining movie with a little bit of a then-topical message for flavor. If you're a fan of Cagney or these types of movies WB put out in the 1930s, you'll probably like this a lot.


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