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The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 February 1935 (USA)
A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

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Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Trivia

This movie is the inspiration for 1998 Bollywood movie 'Duplicate' starring Shah Rukh Khan in the double role. See more »

Goofs

When Jonesy leaves his apartment in a rush he forgets to turn off the taps and his tub is (torrentially) overflowing. But when he returns from the police much later in the day there is no water anywhere. See more »

Quotes

Miss Clark: And now, Mr. Jones, prepare yourself for the thrill of a lifetime. Your first paycheck! As an author, I mean. The magic carpet which will carry you to Shanghai and eternal ecstasy.
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Referenced in Forty Naughty Girls (1937) See more »

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Excellent!
1 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was a terrific movie. Edward G. Robinson was incredibly convincing as Jones and Mannion. Jean Arthur was excellent as Wilhemina Clark. Incredible cast, great suspense, seamless special effects, an all-around classic movie!


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