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It Had to Happen (1936)

 -  Drama  -  14 February 1936 (USA)
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A poor boy rises to power in politics. When the banker husband of his secret love takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.

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Complete credited cast:
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Enrico Scaffa
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Beatrice Newnes
Leo Carrillo ...
Giuseppe Badjagaloupe
Arline Judge ...
Miss Sullivan
Alan Dinehart ...
Rodman Dreke
Andrew Tombes ...
Dooley
Arthur Hohl ...
Honest John Pelkey
Pierre Watkin ...
District Attorney
Stanley Fields ...
Mug
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Jury Foreman
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Mayor's Secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Astrid Allwyn ...
Mabel Spears (scenes deleted)
Margaret Bloodgood ...
Mrs. Spears (scenes deleted)
Harry C. Bradley ...
Beatrice's Secretary (scenes deleted)
Nina Campana ...
Tony's Wife (scenes deleted)
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A poor boy rises to power in politics. When the banker husband of his secret love takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.

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14 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Canavan  »

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