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Baby Face Harrington (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime | 12 April 1935 (USA)
Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of ... See full summary »

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Uncle Henry
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Skinner
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Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of the gang. Hiis wife, Millie, files for divorce when she learns of his suspected-affiliation with the gangsters. The police have an all-out manhunt going for him, while he is being held by the gangsters in their hideout. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Laugh-Riot Of A Timid Soul! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Passed | See all certifications »
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12 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Public Enemy No. 2  »

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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Thursday 12 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in San Francisco 26 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 11 May 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Uncle Henry: [Talking on the phone] In case you don't know it, you've committed a penal offense. Sure, we can send you to Sing-Sing!
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Soundtracks

Hiking, Hiking, Hiking
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by Charles Butterworth and Nat Pendleton
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Butterworth is wonderful
27 July 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Baby Face Harrington is a slight but entertaining MGM bill filler that highlights the underappreciated talents of Charles Butterworth. This time he plays a meek and not terribly bright chap who gets mixed up with stolen money and a surly gangster. There's an excellent supporting cast on hand, led by Una Merkel as his loving and long suffering wife and Eugene Pallette as the gravel-voiced (what else?) local sheriff. 62 minutes of brief and breezy light comedy for fans of 30s B films.


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