2 user 1 critic

Frankie and Johnnie (1936)

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


, (uncredited)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan
Millie (1931)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Millie's life begins to crumble when she finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: John Francis Dillon
Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert Ames
The Egg and I (1947)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Erskine
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo


Cast overview:
Johnnie Drew
Walter Kingsford ...
William Harrigan ...
John Larkin ...
Cora Witherspoon ...
Mrs. Lumpy Thornton


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »







Release Date:

1 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankie i Johnny  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


Version of Frankie and Johnny (1966) See more »


Give Me a Heart to Sing To
Written by J. Russel Robinson, Victor Young and William Livingston
Performed by Helen Morgan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Frankie and Johnnie (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: