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Frederick Martindale 'Freddie' Vincent, III
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Joseph 'Joe' Calerno
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Duke - Freddie's Dog
Harvey Stephens ...
Chief Davison
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Dr. Mulback - Veterinarian
Edward Pawley ...
Tony - Gangster
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Chi - Gangster
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Mr. Frederick Martindale Vincent II
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"Boy, I never had such good food, even at home." (original lobby card 5) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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24 January 1936 (USA)  »

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Robert Greig, Robert Livingston and Lewis Stone were in early production charts as actors in this film, but they were not in the released print. Sidney Bracey (Briggs), Sherry Hall (Jones) and Don Rowan (Powers) were in studio records or casting call lists for those roles, but were not seen in the movie. See more »

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Hit the Road, Jackie
27 November 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Southern California rich kid Jackie Cooper (as Frederick "Freddie" Martindale Vincent III) runs away from home when his wealthy widower father tells the boy he can't keep his dog "Duke" (a role credited to Rin Tin Tin Jr., billed as a canine offspring of the most successful animal star at the time). Young Cooper and his German Sheppard hit the streets as hitchhikers. Unable to get picked-up, Cooper and "Duke" jump a truck. In quick succession, they are caught in a gangster shoot-out, kidnapped and taken hostage by convicted bank robber Joseph Calleia (as Joseph "Joe" Calerno)...

While trying to avoid detectives and disgruntled gangsters, Cooper and Mr. Calleia bond; they sleep, swim and toast marshmallows together. Cooper eventually finds himself in even greater danger, with Calleia, "Duke" and father Robert Warwick (as Frederick Martindale Vincent II) struggling to save the lad's life. Veteran humanitarian Jean Hersholt appears nicely as a La Crescenta veterinarian. "Tough Guy" is a formula film with subversive undertones. The co-stars perform well. Calleia and veteran director Chester M. Franklin skillfully bring it to a captivating, bang-up ending.

******* Tough Guy (1/24/36) Chester M. Franklin ~ Jackie Cooper, Joseph Calleia, Harvey Stephens, Jean Hersholt


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