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Frankie and Johnnie (1936)

The story of a woman, Frankie, and the man who has done her wrong, Johnnie.

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The story of a woman, Frankie, and the man who has done her wrong, Johnnie.

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1 May 1936 (USA)  »

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John H. Auer directed retakes and new scenes after Chester Erskine left the picture. See more »

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Version of Frankie and Johnny (1966) See more »

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Give Me a Heart to Sing To
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Written by J. Russel Robinson, Victor Young and William Livingston
Performed by Helen Morgan
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great cast in a disappointing film
7 August 2003 | by (Boondocks, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Ideal players are unfortunately wasted in Republic's low-budget, low-octane drama. Helen Morgan, that tragic chantoosie, would seem ideally cast as Frankie, but the tired script gives her nothing to do except look a bit trampy, which she does very well. Likewise, slick, superficial Chester Morris embodies the two-timing Johnny of the song perfectly... or he would if he had any worthwhile dialogue. In her last Film Lilyan Tashman is wasted as Nellie Bly. Once or twice, the movie seems about to capture the simplicity of a tawdry ballad, but never quite gets there. A pity all around.


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