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Tough Guy (1936)

Passed  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  24 January 1936 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Frederick Martindale 'Freddie' Vincent, III
Joseph 'Joe' Calerno
Duke - Freddie's Dog
Harvey Stephens ...
Chief Davison
Dr. Mulback - Veterinarian
Edward Pawley ...
Tony - Gangster
Chi - Gangster
Robert Warwick ...
Mr. Frederick Martindale Vincent II
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Davis (scenes deleted)


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Release Date:

24 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Primeira Aventura  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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22 April 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A nice little second feature, the last directed by silent perennial Chester Franklin -- brother of Sidney Franklin, with whom he co-directed a lot of children's movies in the teens.

We needn't go too much into the details of the plot, which are pretty harmless as you might expect of anything with Rin-Tin-Tin Jr. and Jackie Cooper. However, it is a pleasure to watch Joseph Calleia, who was all too frequently cast as a gangster in evening clothes as a tough guy, being reformed by Coop's innocence and, of course, Rinty. He does very well with the role. MGM was trying to promote him as a leading man in this period. It's a pity it did not take.

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